Minor 6 Arpeggios - Guitar Positions with Theory
What Are Minor 6th Arpeggios ?
Minor 6 arpeggios are made up of four notes, root (1), minor third (b3), perfect fifth (5) and sixth (6). They are built in the same way as minor 7 arpeggios but they contain a 6 instead of a 7.
How To Build a Minor 6 Arpeggio ?
There are two ways to understand how minor 6 arpeggios are built. The first way is to take a minor triad (1-b3-5) and add a 6th.
|Minor triad + 6th||1||b3||5||6|
|D minor 6 arpeggio||D||F||A||B|
The second way is to take the first (1), third (b3), fifth (5) and sixth (6) note of the Dorian mode.
|D Dorian mode||D||E||F||G||A||B||C|
|Formula||1||2 (9)||b3||4 (11)||5||6 (13)||b7|
|D minor 6 Arpeggio||1||X||b3||X||5||6 (13)||X|
Minor 6 Arpeggios and Related Modes
We find minor 6 arpeggios in various modes other than the Dorian mode :
- Dorian #11, fourth mode of the harmonic minor scale. Interval pattern is 1 - 2 - b3 - #4 - 5 - 6 - b7.
- Lydian b3, fourth mode of the harmonic major scale. Interval pattern is 1 - 2 - b3 - #4 - 5 - 6 - 7.
- Melodic minor scale. Formula is 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7.
- Dorian b9, second mode of the melodic minor scale. Interval pattern is 1 - b2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - b7.
How To Play Minor 6 Arpeggio On Guitar
Here are two neck diagrams to play minor 6 arpeggios on guitar. The first on the left has roots on 6th, 4th and 1st string. The second shape on the right has roots on the 5th, third and first string.
This printable PDF eBook provides 101 dominant arpeggio exercises with tab, theory and standard notation for the jazz, blues and rock guitarist.
Printable PDF eBook containing 40 major jazz guitar licks with tab, standard notation and audio files for beginners and intermediates.
This downloadable eBook in PDF format provides 49 jazz solo transcriptions of the greatest jazz musicians of all times with TABS, standard notation and analysis both for guitar teachers and students.
This jazz guitar method is an eBook available as a PDF with standard notation, guitar tabs, diagrams, analysis, audio files and backing tracks. You will find in this booklet 25 easy jazz guitar lines with theory using common and rare pentatonic scales.
This method is a printable PDF eBook containing 20 II-V-I jazz guitar lines with tabs and audio files both in major and minor keys
Jazz guitar comping. How to play II-V-I chord progressions on guitar with drop 2, drop 3 chords, rootless and inverted voicings. This method is a printable PDF eBook containing 50 exercises with analysis, tabs & standard notation.
This PDF method contains 11 guitar lessons with chord studies, tabs, standard notation, analysis & audio files about the main blues progressions used in jazz music.
This PDF eBook method contains 25 altered jazz guitar licks with tabs, patterns, scale charts and audio files to master, apply and develop the altered scale.
This printable method is available as a PDF file containing 40 easy dominant jazz-blues guitar lines with tabs, standard notation, analysis and scale charts.
You will find here an eBook available in PDF containing 25 soul jazz and hard bop guitar licks in the style of Grant Green, Melvin Sparks, George Benson. These jazz lines come with tabs, standard notation, guitar neck diagrams, backing track for practice and 25 audio files for each riff.
This eBook PDF contains 25 dominant diminished jazz guitar patterns using the half-whole diminished scale and diminished 7th arpeggios.
The tritone substitution is explained through 6 jazz guitar licks with tabs/notation, youtube video links. Printable PDF eBook.
This printable PDF eBook file contains 5 jazz blues studies using only arpeggios.
Last edited: 12/23/2018