A6 Piano Chord

A6

A Sixth Chord (No 5th)

Root
A
3rd
C#
6th
F#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A
C#
F#

The Notes in a A Sixth Chord (No 5th) Chord

The 3rd

Finding C# from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move up to Bb
  • Step 2: move up to B
  • Step 3: move up to C
  • Step 4: Land on C#
3rd
C#
Root
A
1
2
3
  • Bb is a minor second above A.
  • B is a major 2nd above A.
  • C is a minor third above A.
  • C# is a major third above A.

The 6th

Finding F# from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move down to G#
  • Step 2: move down to G
  • Step 3: Land on F#
6th
F#
Root
A
1
2
  • G# is a minor second below A.
  • G is a major 2nd below A.
  • F# is a minor third below A. The 6th is down a minor third? Confusing, right? The note F# is down 3 half-steps from A, but up 9 half-steps from A:
6th
F#
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8