C sixth piano chord - C6

The C sixth chord is a 4-note chord consisting of the notes C, E, G and A.
You can see these notes highlighted in the interactive piano chart below.
The chord itself is often abbreviated as C6.

Interactive piano diagram for the C sixth chord

Piano keyboard displaying the C sixth chord with the notes B#CFbEGA

Extended Chords

Chords that are a superset of C6. The chords include more notes but always C, E, G and A.

Reduced chords

Chords that are a subset of C6. These contain less notes but all of them are included in C6.

Scales with C6

Below you find all scales that include C6:

  • major pentatonic
  • scriabin
  • major blues
  • lydian dominant
  • lydian
  • hungarian major
  • mixolydian
  • major
  • lydian #9
  • bebop
  • bebop minor
  • bebop major
  • ichikosucho
  • half-whole diminished
  • kafi raga
  • composite blues
  • chromatic

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C sixth piano chord chart image

In case you prefer a non-interactive variant of the chord chart, we've embedded a PNG image below that shows the notes for the the C6 chord. Feel free to save or share the image as needed.

Piano chord chart for the C sixth chord (C6). The notes C, E, G and A are highlighted.