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added sixth

n
(Classical Music) a chord much used esp in jazz, consisting of a triad with an added sixth above the root. Also called: added sixth chord Compare sixth chord
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Accompaniment figures range from open fifths ("Digging for Gold," "Fossils of a Sea Monster") and ostinato patterns with an added sixth (the "western" bass pattern), to free flowing arpeggio figures ("A Night at the Opera," "Desert Lullaby").