F#m7#5 Piano Chord

F#m7#5

F# Minor 7th Sharp Five

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

The Notes in a F# Minor 7th Sharp Five Chord

The Min 3rd

Finding A from F# step by step:

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

The # 5th

Finding D 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: Land on D
♯5th
D
Root
F#
1
2
3
  • 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#. The sharp fifth is down a major third? Confusing, right? The note D is down 4 half-steps from F#, but up 8 half-steps from F#:
♯5th
D
Root
F#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

The Min 7th

Finding E from F# step by step:

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