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Major 6/9 Chords

Major 6/9 Chords

The 6/9 chords are five note chords that have all five notes in the major pentatonic scale. They are formed by adding a 6th and a 9th (2nd) to the major triad of root, major third and perfect fifth.

6/9 chords are enharmonically equivalent to minor 11th chords of their relative minor. For example the G6/9 chord uses the same notes as Em11. Compare the chords on this page with the chords on the Minor 11th Chords page.

You may also want to compare the chords on this page with the chords on the Ringing Pentatonic Scales page. In the ringing pentatonic scales the strings five through one play the scale in sequence. For the major pentatonic scales one fingering starts on the root, another on the second, another on the third, another on the fifth and another on the 6th.

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