D♯ Major

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

How to play D♯ major on the piano

Playing the D♯ major chord starts with finding the root of the chord: D♯. To find the root, look for the black keys in groups of two. The black key to the right, between D and E, is D♯.

The D♯ major chord features the following notes: D♯, F𝄪, and A♯. You might more easily recognize F𝄪 as G on the piano. With your right hand, you would play the chord with the following fingers:

A♯ - Fifth finger (5)
F𝄪 - Third finger (3)
D♯ - First finger (1)

To play the chord with your left hand, use the following fingers:

A♯ - First finger (1)
F𝄪 - Third finger (3)
D♯ - Fifth finger (5)

In some songs and pieces. you might find it easier to play the chord with different fingers. To get a sense of how the chord sounds and looks, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of D♯ major?

The D♯ major chord has two inversions, which we'll refer to as the 1st and 2nd inversions. Learn how to play both inversions by following the directions below.

How to play the 1st inversion of D♯ major

Place the F𝄪 as the lowest note in the chord to play the 1st inversion of D♯ major. With your right hand, play the chord with the following fingers:

D♯ - Fifth finger (5)
A♯ - Second finger (2)
F𝄪 - First finger (1)

How to play the 2nd inversion of D♯ major

To play the 2nd inversion of D♯ major, place the A♯ as the lowest note in the chord. Play the chord with the following fingers on your right hand:

F𝄪 - Fifth finger (5)
D♯ - Third finger (3)
A♯ - First finger (1)

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