F# Minor Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an F# Minor 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 F# Minor chord, the root is F#!

The Min 3rd

The minor third of an F# Minor chord is A. The minor third is up three 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: Land on A
Min 3rd
A
Root
F#
1
2
  • G is a minor second above F#.
  • G# is a major 2nd above F#.
  • A is a minor third above F#.

The 5th

The fifth of an F# Minor chord is C#. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding C# 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: move down to D
  • Step 5: Land on C#
5th
C#
Root
F#
1
2
3
4
  • 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#.
  • C# is a fourth below F#. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note C# is down 5 half-steps from F#, but up 7 half-steps from F#:
5th
C#
Root
F#
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of F# Minor

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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