Am6 Guitar Chords


The Theory

This chord can be written as A minor sixth or the more commonly used Am6.
A Major Scale A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#
Key Signature key signature
Chord Am6
Chord Formula 1 - ♭3 - 5 -6
Notes A - C - E - F#

The Charts

A6 Guitar Chords

Am6 chords
Position 1st 2nd 3rd
Written Chord x02212 5x7575 or 577575 x-0-10-11-10-0/12
Chord Notes x-A-E-A-C-F# A-x-A-C-F#-A or A-E-A-C-F#-A x-A-C-F#-A-E
Chord Tabs
e |-2-|
B |-1-|
G |-2-|
D |-2-|
A |-0-|
E |---|
e |-5-| OR e |-5-| 
B |-7-|    B |-7-|
G |-5-|    G |-5-|
D |-7-|    D |-7-|
A |---|    A |-7-|
E |-5-|    E |-5-|
e |-0/12-|
B |--10--|
G |--11--|
D |--10--|
A |---0--|
E |------|


  • In the 2nd position chord, there are 2 variations of the chord; the first doesn't include the optional note, while the second option does include the optional note.
  • In the 3rd position chord, the optional note is the same as the open string, but one octave higher.
  • A minor 6 chords are more commonly found in jazz and alternate styles more often than in mainstream music.
  • Standard keys using the A minor 6 chord: G major/E minor.
    Em is the relative minor of G major which means both scales share the same notes. There are many other keys that could use this chord, but we concentrate on the 'standard' key progressions which means in this example, chords that utilize notes belonging to the G Major Scale (G-A-B-C-D-E-F#) ... Am6 meets the criterion (A - C - E - F#).
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