A♯ minor

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

How to play A♯ minor on the piano

Playing the A♯ minor chord starts with finding the root: A♯. Look for the black keys in groups of three. The right black key, between A and B, is A♯.

A♯ minor is made up of the following notes: A♯, C♯, and E♯. You might recognize E♯ more easily as the key F. Use the following fingers to play the chord with your right hand:

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

With your left hand, you play the chord using the following fingers:

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

The music you're playing may require you to play the chord using different fingers. Watch our video above to see how the chord is built and how it sounds,.

What are the inversions of A♯ minor?

A♯ minor has two inversions that can be played by rearranging the notes of the chord. To learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversions, follow the instructions below.

How to play the 1st inversion of A♯ minor

Place the C♯ as the lowest note in the chord to play the 1st inversion of A♯ minor. To play the chord with your right hand, use the following fingers:

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

How to play the 2nd inversion of A♯ minor

By placing the E♯ as the lowest note in the chord, you can play the 2nd inversion of A♯ minor. 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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