Eb Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an Eb 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 Eb Augmented chord is Eb.

The 3rd

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

Finding G from Eb step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding B from Eb step by step:

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

The Inversions of Eb Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Augmented Chords