#1
My uncle keeps showing me this chord, xx212x and insists its a Adim6. The notes are the same as a C#m though. I know chords can have multiple names, anyone care for an explanation? What would the formula for a Dim6 chord even be?

Cheers.

P.S. Whatever it is it sounds pretty good with maj7 chords in the same key.
#2
It's a C#m---C#/E (no3)---E6 (no5)---G#sus4/5+---G#sus4/5 (no5)....
all the same

EDIT: I don't actually know the formula for a dim6.. i just inputed the chord into Guitar Pro chord library and typed all the names it gave me
Last edited by Zeppelin_1223 at Jun 21, 2008,
#4
Yeh, its C#m, no question. C#m/E if you wanna get technical. No idea how your uncle gets Adim6. If you add A as the root note it becomes an Amaj7.
I have never heard a chord referred to as a Dim6 chord.
#5
Quote by tom183
C#m/E if you wanna get technical.


I wouldnt even call it that. That implies it has all the notes of a C#m chord, with the addition of a bass E.

However, C#m/E doesnt have a 3rd interval, therefore not technically making it a chord.
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#6
Quote by Logz
I wouldnt even call it that. That implies it has all the notes of a C#m chord, with the addition of a bass E.

However, C#m/E doesnt have a 3rd interval, therefore not technically making it a chord.


Yeah, that's why I said C#/E (no3).. I think that relates to:
What he's playing is a C# Chord with the root of E, with no 3rd interval
#9
You may want to buy your uncle one of those chord diagram books for his birthday or something
#10
Heh its been a while since hes really played it for a day here and there. What would the formula for a Dim6 be?
#11
Quote by beavers333
Heh its been a while since hes really played it for a day here and there. What would the formula for a Dim6 be?

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#12
Way, way off.

It's either C#m or Amaj7.

Also, how can you say that C#m/E is impossible because of the lack of a third?
Last edited by CanCan at Jun 22, 2008,
#13
Quote by CanCan
Way, way off.

It's either C#m or Amaj7.

Also, how can you say that C#m/E is impossible because of the lack of a third?

He's saying that "C#m/E" implies a full C#m with a bass of E, but since there's no E other than the bottom that you can't call the chord on top a C#m.