F# Major Piano Chord

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

The Notes in an F# Major Chord

The Root

The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of an F# Major chord is F#.

The 3rd

The third of an F# Major chord is A#. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding A# from F# step by step:

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

The 5th

The fifth of an F# Major chord is C#. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding C# from F# step by step:

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

The Inversions of F# Major

Root Position

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

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Major Chords

C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, Gb, G, G#, Ab, A, A#, Bb, B

See all major chords