A♯ Major

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The A♯ major chord is a triad formed from a root (A♯), a major third (C𝄪) and a perfect fifth (E♯).

How to play A♯ major on the piano

To play the A♯ major chord, first find the note A♯ on the piano. If you look at the black keys in groups of three, the third one on the right, between A and B, is A♯.

A♯, C♯♯, and E♯ make up the notes of A♯ major. You might more easily recognize C♯♯ as D on the piano. To play the chord with your right hand, use the following fingers:

E♯ - Fifth finger (5)
C𝄪 - Third finger (3)
A♯ - First finger (1)

With your left hand, use the following fingers to play A♯ major:

E♯ - First finger (1)
C𝄪 - Third finger (3)
A♯ - Fifth finger (5)

Some pieces may require you to play the chord with different fingers. To get a sense of how the chord is built, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of A♯ major?

By rearranging the notes of the root position chord of A♯ major, you can play its two inversions. Learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversion of the chord below:

How to play the 1st inversion of A♯ major

Place the C𝄪 as the lowest note to play the 1st inversion of A♯ major. With your right hand, play the chord using the following fingers:

A# - Fifth finger (5)
E# - Second finger (2)
C𝄪 - First finger (1)

How to play the 2nd inversion of A♯ major

To play the 2nd inversion of the chord, place the E♯ as the lowest note. Use the following fingers to play the chord with your right hand:

C𝄪 - Fifth finger (5)
A# - Third finger (3)
E# - First finger (1)

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