G6 Piano Chord

G6

G Sixth Chord (No 5th)

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

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

The 3rd

Finding B from G step by step:

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

The 6th

Finding E from G step by step:

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