Gb Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Gb Augmented Chord

The Root

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

The 3rd

The third of a Gb Augmented chord is Bb. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding Bb from Gb step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding D from Gb step by step:

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

The Inversions of Gb Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Augmented Chords