Am6 Guitar Chords

A-C-E-F#

Chord Theory

Am6 consists of the 1st, b3rd, 5th and 6th notes of a diatonic scale.
A Major Scale A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#
Key Signature key signature
Chord A Minor sixth - written as Am6
Formula 1 - ♭3 - 5 -6
Notes A - C - E - F#

Am6 guitar chords

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd(C), 5th(E), 6th(F#)
1st 2nd 3rd
Righties: Am6  
    e|---|-4-|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3

Written: x02212
Notes: x-A-E-A-C-F#  


Lefties:  Am6 
     |---|-4-|---|e
     |---|---|-1-|B
     |---|-3-|---|G
     |---|-2-|---|D
     |---|---|---|A
    x|---|---|---|E
Frets  3   2   1
 TAB     e |-2-|
         B |-1-|
         G |-2-|
         D |-2-|
         A |-0-|
         E |---|
          Am6 
    e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|-4-|
    G|-1-|---|---|
    D|-1-|---|-3-|
    A|-1-|---|(3)|x
    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  5   6   7

Written: 5x7575 or 577575
Notes: A-x-A-C-F#-A or 
       A-E-A-C-F#-A

          Am6 
     |---|---|-1-|e
     |-4-|---|-1-|B
     |---|---|-1-|G
     |-3-|---|-1-|D
    x|(3)|---|-1-|A
     |---|---|-1-|E
Frets  7   6   5
 TAB     e |-5-| OR e |-5-| 
         B |-7-|    B |-7-|
         G |-5-|    G |-5-|
         D |-7-|    D |-7-|
         A |---|    A |-7-|
         E |-5-|    E |-5-|
          Am6 
    e|---|---|---|
    B|---|-2-|---|
    G|---|---|-3-|
    D|---|-1-|---|
    A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  9  10  11

 Written: x-0-10-11-10-0
 Notes: x-A-C-F#-A-E 


          Am6 
     |---|---|---|e
     |---|-2-|---|B
     |-3-|---|---|G
     |---|-1-|---|D
     |---|---|---|A
    x|---|---|---|E
Frets  11  10  9
 TAB     e |--0-|
         B |-10-|
         G |-11-|
         D |-10-|
         A |--0-|
         E |----|

Notes

  • 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. If you don't play the optional note, don't play the string as you are barring the whole 5th fret and therefore playing a D note which is not part of the chord.
  • The 3rd position chord - very nice!
  • A minor 6 chords are more commonly found in jazz and alternate styles more often than mainstream music.
  • Standard keys using the Am6 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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