#1
Doing some chord theory and working suspended and added chords, just need clarification on a add 6.


If A major is

e || | |
b || | 3 |
g || | R |
d || | 5 |
a || | |
E || | |
1 2

Then to form A add 6 3rd is kept and the 6th is added giving the following:

e || | | |
b || | 3 | |
g || | R | |
d || | | 6 |
a || | | |
E || | | |
1 2 3

Is that correct?

Thanks.
#2
Close, for add6 you want 4 notes.

1 3 5 6
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#3
^ This. Add chords add notes to the triad. So you have root, third and fifth and the added note. Aadd6 or A6 is A C# E F#.
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#4
I posted something but was getting it all wrong. My brain is in the wrong gear today. If you read any of my posts in the last ten minutes - ignore them.

Your second chord there is F A C# = an F augmented triad not an A6. Though they are closely related.

Listen to the two above me.

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then the characters are all the same length and the spaces all count
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e || | | |
b || |#5 | | (C#)
g || | 3 | | (A)
D || | | R | (F)
A || | | |
E || | | |
1 2 3
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#5
20T's losing it haha.

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#8
Quote by Monkey_Toes
Doing some chord theory and working suspended and added chords, just need clarification on a add 6.


If A major is

e || | |
b || | 3 |
g || | R |
d || | 5 |
a || | |
E || | |
1 2

Then to form A add 6 3rd is kept and the 6th is added giving the following:

e || | | |
b || | 3 | |
g || | R | |
d || | | 6 |
a || | | |
E || | | |
1 2 3

Is that correct?

Thanks.



When a chord name has the work "add", then the additional note is being added to the normal chord. C add 2 is therefore C (short for C major triad), then add the 2. Cm7 add 6 is therefore Cm7 with the 6 added to this.

Whereas "sus" implies a replacement of the maj 3rd normally in the chord, by either a 4th (e.g. C sus4, C7sus4 ...) or by the 2nd (C sus2 ...)

cheers, Jerry
Last edited by jerrykramskoy at Jun 11, 2015,
#9
Thing to understand that in music there are a lot of fast and loose terms, used by someone communicating this, for a chord name.

Sometimes you have to determine what they mean by inference because there's no actual chord named that.

I'd just see an add 6 as Jet showed as a plain 6th: R 3 5 6. I see "add" chords, as an occurrence when there's no 7th present, and there's an extended compound interval beyond the 7th.

Best,

Sean