Db Augmented Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a Db Augmented Chord

The Root

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

The 3rd

The third of a Db Augmented chord is F. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding F from Db step by step:

  • Start on: Db
  • Step 1: move up to D
  • Step 2: move up to Eb
  • Step 3: move up to Fb
  • Step 4: Land on F
3rd
F
Root
Db
1
2
3
  • D is a minor second above Db.
  • Eb is a major 2nd above Db.
  • Fb is a minor third above Db.
  • F is a major third above Db.

The Sharp Fifth

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

Finding A from Db step by step:

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

The Inversions of Db Augmented

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

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