Topic: Form of a 6th chord?
I’ve been playing around a bit with the structure of 6th chords, primarily using D6.
From what I can tell, D6 sounds good played as either XX0432 or XX0202.
I found the XX0432 by accident, paying a Daug and sliding up a fret on the G string, but I notice it's not listed as a variation in chordie's chord chart. This is what led up to my question.
If you look at the notes in each one, this is what you see:
XX0202 = D – A – B – F# (form: 1-3-5-6, or major triad + 6)
XX0432 = D – B – D – F# (form: 1-3-6, or 5 suspended in favor of the 6)
So my question is this: Does the form of a 6th chord include the 5, or not?
I can't seem to find a clear answer on the interwebz, so I'm hoping you can help. I see references to 6th chords and add6 chords, and I can't tell whether they are two names for the same thing. If not, what I show above might be a 6 (1-3-6) and an add6 (1-3-5-6). ?