The E Augmented Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

E Aug Chord piano diagram

The E Augmented piano chord (E – G# – B#) consists of the notes E – G# and B#.

How to play the E Augmented Chord on the piano

E Augmented Chord in root position

To play the E 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 E the middle finger is positioned on the G# while the little finger is used to press the B# note.

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

E Augmented Chord inversions

First Inversion

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

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

Second Inversion

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

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

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