Bb6 Piano Chord

Bb6

Bb Sixth Chord (No 5th)

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

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

The 3rd

Finding D from Bb step by step:

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

The 6th

Finding G from Bb step by step:

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