F# Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an F# Augmented Chord

The Root

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

The 3rd

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

Finding A# from F# step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding D from F# step by step:

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

The Inversions of F# Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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