An Introduction to Augmented 6th Chords

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An Introduction to Augmented 6th Chords

Augmented 6th chords are Pre-Dominant Chords which we can use to spice up any progression with some non-diatonic notes. In this video we’ll learn about the 3 different types (French, Italian and German), their differences and how to use these chords in any style.

This video is just an introduction to the topic but it should enable you to use these chords right away, they are especially useful for build-ups/tension!

0:07 Introduction
0:56 Augmented 6th Chords
2:30 The Italian Aug6 Chord
3:19 The French Aug6 Chord
3:54 The German Aug6 Chord
5:46 Musical Example

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