C#m6 Guitar Chord Lesson

Below is a free tutorial that will teach you how to play the C#m6 guitar chord.  Included are several chord charts that will demonstrate how to play this chord at different locations of your guitar.  You can skip right down to the chord charts and start learning how to play them right away, or you can stick around for a bit of theory.

This chord comes from the C# Major Scale.  Here are the notes of this scale: C# Scale: C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#. We need the following steps from this scale to form our chord:  1-b3-5-6, (C#,E, G#, A#). That “b3” symbol stands for a “flattened 3rd”, which means that we take the 3rd step of the above scale (E#) and flatten it by 1/2 step giving us our “E” note.

So the notes of the C# Minor 6 Chord are: C#, E, G# and A#

This chord is for intermediate to advanced players.  There is barring and muting of strings involved so if you are just starting out, you may find it a bit difficult to play.  Hang in there and keep practicing.

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key

Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.

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