Minor Sixth Intervals

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Minor Sixth Intervals

A minor sixth is the distance from any note to a note eight half-steps away either ascending or descending. It is a consonant interval.

Playing minor sixths on the guitar requires using the pick to strike the low note and the second finger to strike the high note. Strike the low note with a downward motion and strike the high note with an upward motion, as if you are trying to pinch the strings.

Be sure your guitar is in tune before playing the following examples.

A Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above A is F.

Guitar tablature of A minor sixth intervals

Bb (A#) Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above Bb is Gb.

A minor sixth above A# is F#.

Guitar tablature of A#/Bb minor sixth intervals

B Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above B is G.

Note: Cb is a B. A minor sixth above Cb is Abb (A double flat).

Guitar tablature of B minor sixth intervals

C Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above C is Ab.

Note: B# is a C. A minor sixth above B# is G#.

Guitar tablature of C minor sixth intervals

Db (C#) Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above Db is Bbb (B double flat). Notice that Bbb is actually an A note. However, an A above Db is an augmented fifth. Also notice that a major sixth above Db is Bb. A minor sixth is one less half-step than a major sixth. Therefore, to indicate this is a minor sixth a Bbb is used.

A minor sixth above C# is A

Guitar tablature of C#/Db minor sixth intervals

D Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above D is Bb.

Guitar tablature of D minor sixth intervals

Eb (D#) Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above Eb is Cb. Notice that Cb is actually a B note. However, a B above Eb is an augmented fifth. Also notice that a major sixth above Eb is C. A minor sixth is one less half-step than a major sixth. Therefore, to indicate this is a minor sixth a Cb is used.

A minor sixth above D# is B.

Guitar tablature of D#/Eb minor sixth intervals

E Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above E is C.

Note: Fb is an E. A minor sixth above Fb is Dbb (D double flat).

Guitar tablature of E minor sixth intervals

F Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above F is Db.

Note: E# is an F. A minor sixth above E# is C#

Guitar tablature of F minor sixth intervals

F# (Gb) Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above F# is D.

A minor sixth above Gb is Ebb. Notice that Ebb is actually a D note. However, a D above Gb is an augmented fifth. Also notice that a major sixth above Gb is Eb. A minor sixth is one less half-step than a major sixth. Therefore, to indicate this is a minor sixth a Ebb is used.

Guitar tablature of F#/Gb minor sixth intervals

G Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above G is Eb.

Guitar tablature of G minor sixth intervals

Ab (G#) Minor Sixth Interval on the Guitar

A minor sixth above Ab is Fb. Notice that Fb is actually an E note. However, an E above Ab is an augmented fifth. Also notice that a major sixth above Ab is F. A minor sixth is one less half-step than a major sixth. Therefore, to indicate this is a minor sixth an Fb is used.

A minor sixth above G# is E.

Guitar tablature of G#/Ab minor sixth intervals

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