Learn how to play sixth chords in this Howcast video about how to play a pedal steel guitar.
How to play sixth chords. Basically you can use the A pedal. In a G chord, the sixth note is the E. So you just get that by hitting the A pedal. Another possible sixth chord is two frets below the A and B positions. These are going to be your main positions in general with major chords, probably, is going to be the root where everything’s open, and the A and B position. That’s going to be on the D fret in the case of G. So instead of having your major chord A and B pedal, go down two frets and lower the E. Now this is also a minor chord, but again, as I said, it depends what the bass player’s doing, what the rest of the band is doing. If everybody else is playing G, when you’re doing that it’s going to sound like a sixth chord and not like an A minor chord, which it also is. So that’s it for sixth chords.