The G Flat Augmented Chord On The Piano – Charts & Fingering

G flat Aug Chord piano diagram

The Gb Augmented piano chord (Gb – Bb – D) consists of the notes Gb – Bb and D.

How to play the G flat Augmented Chord on the piano

G flat Augmented Chord in root position

To play the Gb 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 Gb the middle finger is positioned on the Bb while the little finger is used to press the D note.

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

G flat Augmented Chord inversions

First Inversion

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

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

Second Inversion

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

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

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