Major Sixths

Major Sixths

A Major 6th is equivalent to moving up six degrees in the major scale, starting from the tonic.

By themselves, Major 6ths tend to have a positive, hopeful sound.

A Major Sixth is equivalent to 9 semitones.

Because a Major Sixth is a large interval, it is recommended to anchor off a nearby interval, rather than counting through all six steps in the major scale.

Always locate a Perfect Fifth, then go up a whole step.

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