A Piano Chord

A

A Major (No 5th)

Root
A
3rd
C#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A
C#

The Notes in a A Major (No 5th) Chord

The 3rd

Finding C# from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move up to Bb
  • Step 2: move up to B
  • Step 3: move up to C
  • Step 4: Land on C#
3rd
C#
Root
A
1
2
3
  • Bb is a minor second above A.
  • B is a major 2nd above A.
  • C is a minor third above A.
  • C# is a major third above A.