Am7#5 Piano Chord

Am7#5

A Minor 7th Sharp Five

Root
A
Min 3rd
C
♯5th
E#
Min 7th
G
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
A
C
E#
G

The Notes in a A Minor 7th Sharp Five Chord

The Min 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: Land on C
Min 3rd
C
Root
A
1
2
  • Bb is a minor second above A.
  • B is a major 2nd above A.
  • C is a minor third above A.

The # 5th

Finding E# from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move down to G#
  • Step 2: move down to G
  • Step 3: move down to F#
  • Step 4: Land on E#
♯5th
E#
Root
A
1
2
3
  • G# is a minor second below A.
  • G is a major 2nd below A.
  • F# is a minor third below A.
  • E# is a major third below A. The sharp fifth is down a major third? Confusing, right? The note E# is down 4 half-steps from A, but up 8 half-steps from A:
♯5th
E#
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

The Min 7th

Finding G from A step by step:

  • Start on: A
  • Step 1: move down to G#
  • Step 2: Land on G
Min 7th
G
Root
A
1
  • G# is a minor second below A.
  • G is a major 2nd below A. The min 7th is down a major 2nd? Confusing, right? The note G is down 2 half-steps from A, but up 10 half-steps from A:
Min 7th
G
Root
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9