G Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a G Augmented Chord

The Root

You'll have no trouble finding the root of a G Augmented chord, because it's what gives a G Augmented chord it's name: It's the note 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 Ab
  • Step 2: move up to A
  • Step 3: move up to Bb
  • Step 4: Land on B
3rd
B
Root
G
1
2
3
  • Ab is a minor second above G.
  • A is a major 2nd above G.
  • Bb 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 D#. The sharp fifth is down four half-steps from the Root (a major third down).

Finding D# from G step by step:

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

The Inversions of G Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Augmented Chords

Other G Chords