Major 6 Arpeggios - Lesson With Theory and Guitar Diagrams
What's a Major 6 Arpeggio?
Major 6 arpeggios contains four notes, root (1), major third (3), perfect fifth (5) and sixth (6). These are nothing but a major triad with a sixth added. Minor 6 arpeggios are generally used to play over major 6 chords. Another way to understand the construction of major 6 arpeggios, just take a major 7 arpeggio and replace the seventh (7) with the sixth (6).
|Major triad + 6th = Major 6 Arpeggio||1||3||5||6|
|D major 6 arpeggio||D||F#||A||B|
Related Scales and Modes
You'll find major 6th arpeggios in the following modes :
- Ionian mode (major scale)
- Lydian (third mode of the major scale)
- Mixolydian (fifth mode of the major scale)
- Lydian #2 (sixth mode of the harmonic major scale)
- Mixolydian b2 ( sixth mode of the harmonic major scale)
- Lydian dominant (fourth mode of the melodic minor scale)
How To Play Major 6 Arpeggios On Guitar
You see below two guitar neck diagrams to play major 6 arpeggios.
Major 6 Guitar Chords
Obviously, major 6 chords fit perfectly with maj6 chords. Here are some shapes, try to associate arpeggios and chords.
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Last edited: 12/23/2018