It is very easy to build a Neapolitan Sixth chord.

1We start with the tonic chord (in this case A minor)...

2 build a major triad one diatonic half-step or minor second above,

3 set the chord in first inversion and...

4 double the lower note (the 3rd) and we get the Neapolitan Sixth chord.

To identify a Neapolitan Sixth chord you should remember that it is a major chord - most often in first inversion - that is half-step above the tonic chord.


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