Added 6th

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Definition

This describes a note 'added' to the familiar Chord structure (root, 3rd and 5th). So for the Chord of C which includes the root (C), 3rd (E) and 5th (G) notes, the addition of the 6th note (A) creates the Chord C6. This chord is used frequently in jazz and popular music.

Major and Added 6th triad


Examples


Information on how to build an added 6th chord.

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