#2
Here's a couple of voicings for you..


e|--5---------10----10----10----5----5----1--|
B|--6----1----10----10----10----3----6----1--|
G|--5----2----10----10----10----5----7----2--|
D|--7----0----10----10----10----3----7----0--|
A|--5----x-----8----------12-----------------|
E|--5----1----------------10-----------------|
#4
Quote by IlIk2plygUItAr
It has F A and C in it, with A as the bass note. You figure it out from there.


No. F - A - C with any of those notes in the bass would be an Fmaj triad. F6 contains the notes F - A - C - D.

He isn't talking about an Fmaj triad in first inversion.
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#5
Quote by Johnljones7443
No. F - A - C with any of those notes in the bass would be an Fmaj triad. F6 contains the notes F - A - C - D. He isn't talking about an Fmaj triad in first inversion.
This is correct. The notation for an F in second position / first inversion is F/A.
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#6
Unless you're doing figured bass, in which case first inversion is typically notated with a 6

It's an unfortunate notation class between schools of thought
#7
Quote by bangoodcharlote
I'm just going to assume that when you say "maj6" you mean something along the lines of Fmaj7add6.

Why should you assume a thing like that?

maj6 = 6. End of story!
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#8
Quote by elvenkindje
Why should you assume a thing like that?

maj6 = 6. End of story!
I've never seen that notation. I've always seen 6th chords written as F6 or something.

Naturally, I will delete my post.
#9
Your quote still lives on in my post..

But seriously, the maj6 thing is quite common! Not as common as 6, but still.. You should know it
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#11
The notation for chords containing sixths has often confused me.
F6 can refer to F in 6/3 or first inversion (although theoretically it shouldn't), or Fma6, F A C D. Methinks F6 should be phased out altogether in favour of Fma6 and Mi6.
#13
Quote by Me2NiK
The notation for chords containing sixths has often confused me.
F6 can refer to F in 6/3 or first inversion (although theoretically it shouldn't), or Fma6, F A C D. Methinks F6 should be phased out altogether in favour of Fma6 and Mi6.
It's a contextual issue...

If you're reading a chord chart or lead sheet and encounter an F6, you can bet your bottom dollar you're being asked to play a chord containing the tones F A C and D.

On the other hand, if you're in a more controlled situation, for example reading a score reduction or accompanying a singer or other soloist on a classical or acoustic guitar and hit an F 6 (note the space between the F and the 6), you quite likely need to play an F chord in second position / first inversion.

Since very few of us guitarists find ourselves reading score reductions, in my opinion your best bet is just to play an F chord containing a D.
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