A# Major Piano Chord

Root
A#
3rd
CX
5th
E#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A#
CX
E#

The Notes in an A# Major Chord

The Root

You'll have no trouble finding the root of an A# Major chord, because it's what gives an A# Major chord it's name: It's the note A#.

The 3rd

The third of an A# Major chord is CX. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding CX from A# step by step:

  • Start on: A#
  • Step 1: move up to B
  • Step 2: move up to B#
  • Step 3: move up to C#
  • Step 4: Land on CX
3rd
CX
Root
A#
1
2
3
  • B is a minor second above A#.
  • B# is a major 2nd above A#.
  • C# is a minor third above A#.
  • CX is a major third above A#.

The 5th

The fifth of an A# Major chord is E#. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding E# from A# step by step:

  • Start on: A#
  • Step 1: move down to GX
  • Step 2: move down to G#
  • Step 3: move down to FX
  • Step 4: move down to F#
  • Step 5: Land on E#
5th
E#
Root
A#
1
2
3
4
  • GX is a minor second below A#.
  • G# is a major 2nd below A#.
  • FX is a minor third below A#.
  • F# is a major third below A#.
  • E# is a fourth below A#. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note E# is down 5 half-steps from A#, but up 7 half-steps from A#:
5th
E#
Root
A#
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of A# Major

Root Position

Root
A#
3rd
CX
5th
E#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A#
CX
E#

1st Inversion

3rd
CX
5th
E#
Root
A#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
CX
E#
A#

2nd Inversion

5th
E#
Root
A#
3rd
CX
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
E#
A#
CX

Other Major Chords

C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, Gb, G, G#, Ab, A, A#, Bb, B

See all major chords