Am6 Guitar Chords


Chord Theory

A6 guitar chords consist of the 1st, b3rd, 5th and 6th notes of the diatonic root scale of A Major.

  • A Major Scale: A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#
  • Chord: A Minor sixth - written as Am6
  • Formula: 1 - ♭3 - 5 - 6
  • Notes: A - C - E - F#

Am6 - A minor sixth (1-b3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(A), b3rd(C), 5th(E), 6th(F#)

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes (an X on a string with an optional note means you don't play the string if you omit the optional note).
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

TAB: Numbers represent frets - not finger positions
Blank Strings: Do not Play
0: play string open

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

 TAB     e |-2-|
         B |-1-|
         G |-2-|
         D |-2-|
         A |-0-|
         E |---|


Written: 577575
Notes: A-E-A-C#-F#-A

 TAB     e |-5-|
         B |-7-|
         G |-5-|
         D |-7-|
         A |-7-|
         E |-5-|


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

 TAB     e |-0--|
         B |-10-|
         G |-11-|
         D |-10-|
         A |-0--|
         E |----|

🡇 Am6 Guitar Chords


  • 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#).

Practice: If you want to practice playing a song with Am6 chords, you may like to try any of the following:

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