F6 Chord On The Guitar (F Major 6) – Diagrams, Finger Positions and Theory

The F6 chord (F Major 6) contains the notes F, A, C and D. It is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and 6 of the F Major scale. Here are 10 ways to play the F6 chord. The F6 chord contains the same notes as the Dm7 chord.

10 Ways To Play The F6 chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for F6, here they are.

F6 Chord 10 Shapes

F6 Facts and Theory

  • The F6 chord contains the notes F, A, C and D.
  • The F6 chord (like all Major 6 chords) contains the 1, 3, 5 and 6 of the Major scale (F Major scale).
  • It contains the same notes as Dm7. The main difference between the two chords is the emphasis on the root notes and the context in which the two chords are played.
  • The Dm chord is the relative minor of F Major (which helps to understand why the F6 and Dm7 chords contain the same notes).
  • The F6 chord is a great substitute for the F Major chord.
  • The 5th of the chord is often left out, to make way for the 6th.

Other Major 6th Chords

Use the following links to look up other Major 6th chords (with diagrams).

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