B6 Piano Chord

B6

B Sixth Chord (No 5th)

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

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

The 3rd

Finding D# from B step by step:

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

The 6th

Finding G# from B step by step:

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