The F Augmented Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

F Aug Chord piano diagram

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

How to play the F Augmented Chord on the piano

F Augmented Chord in root position

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

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

F Augmented Chord inversions

First Inversion

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

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

Second Inversion

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

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

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