E Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an E Augmented Chord

The Root

This is one is easy. All you have to do to find the root of a chord is look at the name of the chord. It's the first part of the name! If it's an E Augmented chord, the root is E!

The 3rd

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

Finding G# from E step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding B# from E step by step:

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

The Inversions of E Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Augmented Chords

Other E Chords