Example3 Major 6 chords in a latin groove
Unlike major 13th chords that can be interesting in a static dominant 7th situation, major 6th chords are a colouration of a straight major chord (think of the final chord in The Beatles’ She Loves You). They also sound great when they are combined with a Major 7th to create an interesting moving pair. There is a variation in bar 1’s shape 4 G6 as it is difficult to play – this voicing uses R-3-6-3. For a groovy, Latin rhythm guitar part use a clean, warm tone.