A6 guitar chords
A - C# - E - F#
A6 guitar chords consist of the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th notes of the diatonic root scale of A Major.
- A Major Scale: A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#
- Chord: A sixth - written as A6
- Formula: 1 - 3 - 5 - 6
- Notes: A - C# - E - F#
A6 - A sixth (1-3-5-6)
Spelling: 1st(A), 3rd(C#), 5th(E), 6th(F#)
Form/chord shape: A6
TAB e |-2-| B |-2-| G |-2-| D |-2-| A |-0-| E |---|
Form/chord shape: Amaj7
TAB e |-5-| B |-7-| G |-6-| D |-7-| A |---| E |-5-|
Form/chord shape: Am
TAB e |-0--| B |-10-| G |-11-| D |-11-| A |-0--| E |----|
A Chords - Quick Links
- In the second position try and avoid the 5th string. It is easier to barre the whole 5th fret to play this chord but the 5th string is a D note which is not part of the chord. If you are finger-picking, this is easy to do - a little harder if you are strumming.
- A6 chords are not commonly used in mainstream music, unless you are after a slightly different sound.
- Standard keys using the A6 chord: A/F#m and D/Bm. Each of the major keys and their relative minor keys share the same notes. The A6 chord (A - C# - E - F) utilizes notes belonging to the A Major/F#m Scale (A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G#), and the D Major/Bm Scale ( D-E-F#-G-A-B-C#).
Practice: If you want to practice playing a song with A6 chords, you may like to try any of the following: