The A Sharp Diminished Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

A sharp Dim Chord piano diagram

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

How to play the A sharp Diminished Chord on the piano

A sharp Diminished Chord in root position

To play the A# Diminished 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 sharp Diminished Chord inversions

First Inversion

To shift from the root position (A# – C# – E) to the first inversion (C# – E – A#) of the A# Diminished 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# Diminished 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.