Bb Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Bb Augmented Chord

The Root

You'll have no trouble finding the root of a Bb Augmented chord, because it's what gives a Bb Augmented chord it's name: It's the note Bb.

The 3rd

The third of a Bb Augmented chord is D. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding D from Bb step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding F# from Bb step by step:

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

The Inversions of Bb Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Augmented Chords