The D Augmented Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

D Aug Chord piano diagram

The D Augmented piano chord (D – F# – A#) consists of the notes D – F# and A#.

How to play the D Augmented Chord on the piano

D Augmented Chord in root position

To play the D 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 D the middle finger is positioned on the F# while the little finger is used to press the A# note.

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

D Augmented Chord inversions

First Inversion

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

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

Second Inversion

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

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

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