D# Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a D# Augmented Chord

The Root

The root of the chord is always the easiest to find because it's in the name of the chord! The root of a D# Augmented chord is D#.

The 3rd

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

Finding FX from D# step by step:

  • Start on: D#
  • Step 1: move up to E
  • Step 2: move up to E#
  • Step 3: move up to F#
  • Step 4: Land on FX
3rd
FX
Root
D#
1
2
3
  • E is a minor second above D#.
  • E# is a major 2nd above D#.
  • F# is a minor third above D#.
  • FX is a major third above D#.

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding B from D# step by step:

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

The Inversions of D# Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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