The A Augmented Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

A Aug Chord piano diagram

The A Augmented piano chord (A – C# – E#) consists of the notes A – C# and E#.

How to play the A Augmented Chord on the piano

A Augmented Chord in root position

To play the A Augmented Chord on the piano, we need to determine the position of the right and left hands.

For the right hand, the thumb is placed on A the middle finger is positioned on the C# while the little finger is used to press the E# note.

For the left hand, it’s more or less the reverse. The thumb should be set on E# the middle finger is placed on the C# while the little finger is needed to press the A note.

A Augmented Chord inversions

First Inversion

To shift from the root position (A – C# – E#) to the first inversion (C# – E# – A) of the A Augmented Chord, follow these steps. For the right hand, move your thumb (1) to C#, switch your index finger (2) to E# and extend your pinky (5) to A.

For the left hand, the move between (A – C# – E#) and (C# – E# – A) is similar, except that we’ll continue to use the middle finger instead of the index finger: the thumb moves from E# to A, the middle finger moves from C# to E# and the little finger goes on C#.

Second Inversion

The movement between the root position (A – C# – E#) and the 2nd inversion (E# – A – C#) of the A Augmented Chord follows the exact opposite logic. The highest note (E#) descends an octave.

Here for the right hand: move your thumb (1) to E#, switch your middle finger (3) to A and move your pinky (5) to C#.

Here for the left hand: put your left thumb (1) to C#, reposition your index finger (2) on A and set your little finger (5) to E#.