Ab Augmented Piano Chord

Root
Ab
3rd
C
♯5th
E
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Ab
C
E

The Notes in an Ab Augmented Chord

The Root

You'll have no trouble finding the root of an Ab Augmented chord, because it's what gives an Ab Augmented chord it's name: It's the note Ab.

The 3rd

The third of an Ab Augmented chord is C. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding C from Ab step by step:

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

The Sharp Fifth

The sharp fifth of an Ab Augmented chord is E. The sharp fifth is down four half-steps from the Root (a major third down).

Finding E from Ab step by step:

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

The Inversions of Ab Augmented

Root Position

Root
Ab
3rd
C
♯5th
E
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
Ab
C
E

1st Inversion

3rd
C
♯5th
E
Root
Ab
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
C
E
Ab

2nd Inversion

♯5th
E
Root
Ab
3rd
C
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
E
Ab
C

Other Augmented Chords