Em6 Piano Chord

Em6

E Minor 6th

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

The Notes in a E Minor 6th Chord

The 6th

Finding C# from E step by step:

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

The Min 3rd

Finding G from E step by step:

  • Start on: E
  • Step 1: move up to F
  • Step 2: move up to F#
  • Step 3: Land on G
Min 3rd
G
Root
E
1
2
  • F is a minor second above E.
  • F# is a major 2nd above E.
  • G is a minor third above E.