CHORDS THEORY - Lesson 23 pt. 2 - 6th chords

Andrei Moraru

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Nov 11, 2019
Let's continue our 6th chords discussion with augmented 6th chords. First off, Caug6, C form:

And here it is played back.

Next up, the A form:

And here it is played back.

Let's move on to the G form:

And here it is played back.

Now, let's look at the E form:

And here it is played back.

Finally, the D form:

And here it is played back.

As for diminished 6th chords. take a look at the diminished 7th chords lesson for more details.

Before we end this tutorial, some of you might be wondering, where does one use 6th chords? Well, they are specific in genres such as latino and jazz and they can be used in a similar fashion as 7th chords. The idea is that you can use 6th chords to replace a basic chord in your progression. 6th chords replace major chords and minor 6th can replace minor chords.

Anyway, that's all for this tutorial. In the next one, we will be talking about added tone chords, which are obtained by using a technique we've already been using quite a lot so far. See you then.
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