D Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a D 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 a D Augmented chord is D.

The 3rd

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

Finding F# from D step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding A# from D step by step:

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

The Inversions of D Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Augmented Chords

Other D Chords