Minor 6 chords are one of my favorite chords in all of music.
Where are they used?
1) They are used in minor keys as the
It is used as an additional coloring over
The other place to use them is in
How do you build a Minor 6 chord?
You take your normal Minor chord formula (1-b3-5) and you add a 6th to it. However, this chord is really constructed from your MELODIC MINOR SCALE, as opposed to your NATURAL MINOR SCALE.
So, given a C melodic minor scale (CDEbFGAB), you get C-Eb-G-A or 1-b3-5-6
If it was made from the NATURAL MINOR SCALE, you would have got an Ab. You certainly don’t want that note! You would hear the dissonance between the G and Ab.
Here is the video where I demonstrate one possible voicing of the minor 6 chord on your banjo. It can be pretty difficult at first so please stick with it, your fingers will become stronger and more flexible the more you use them in these manners.