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6th chords

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Cacklingjackyl, Mar 22, 2004.


  1. What scale and/or mode would be a good choice to use when soloing or building a line over a 6th chord?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    The 6th chord is a replacement for the major 7th when the root is the melody note. In that way you would not have the clash of the 1/2 step between the major 7th in the chord and the root in the melody. Therefore you can solo over a 6th chord as you would over a major or major 7th chord: major scale or major pentatonic.

    Hope this helps

    Mike