A Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an A Augmented Chord

The Root

The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of an A Augmented chord is A.

The 3rd

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

Finding C# from A step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

The sharp fifth of an A Augmented chord is E#. The sharp fifth is down four half-steps from the Root (a major third down).

Finding E# from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move down to G#
  • Step 2: move down to G
  • Step 3: move down to F#
  • Step 4: Land on E#
♯5th
E#
Root
A
1
2
3
  • G# is a minor second below A.
  • G is a major 2nd below A.
  • F# is a minor third below A.
  • E# is a major third below A. The sharp fifth is down a major third? Confusing, right? The note E# is down 4 half-steps from A, but up 8 half-steps from A:
♯5th
E#
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

The Inversions of A Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Augmented Chords

Other A Chords