Cm6 Guitar Chord Tutorial

Learn how to play the C Minor 6 (also known as Cm6) guitar chord with this free guitar lesson.  Below are three different ways to play this chord.  All three are advanced and rather challenging if you are just starting out.  They require advanced techniques like muting strings and barring.  Don’t get discouraged if you aren’t able to play these chords right away. Keep practicing and you will eventually get the hang of it.

To form this chord, we need to locate the 1, b3, 5 and 6 steps of the  C Major Scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C or the notes C, Eb, G and A.  The “b3” symbol translates to a “Flattened 3rd”, which means you have to lower the 3rd step of the C Major Scale (E) a 1/2 step to an “Eb”.

Again, the notes of the C Minor 6 Chord are: C, Eb, G and A

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Guitar Chord Chart Key


Chord Playing Tip: Be sure that you are pressing down on the string hard enough. You should play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.