G# Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a G# 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 a G# Augmented chord, the root is G#!

The 3rd

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

Finding B# from G# step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding E from G# step by step:

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

The Inversions of G# Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Augmented Chords