F♯ Major

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

How to play F♯ major on the piano

The root note of the F♯ major chord is F♯, which you may also recognize as G♭ on a piano. To find the chord, look for the black key between the notes F and G. From there you can build the chord.

The F♯ major chord features the following notes: F♯, A♯, and C♯. Use the following fingers to play the chord with your right hand:

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

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

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

In some instances, you might need to play the F♯ major chord with different fingers. To get a feel for how the chord is built, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of F♯ major?

The F♯ major chord has two inversions, the 1st inversion and the 2nd inversion. Each of these inversions features the same notes as the root position chord, but in a different order.

How to play the 1st inversion of F♯ major

If you place the A♯ as the lowest note in the chord, you can play the 1st inversion of F♯ major. Use the following fingers with your right hand to play the chord:

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

How to play the 2nd inversion of F♯ major

The 2nd inversion of F♯ major places the C♯ as the lowest note. With your right hand, play the chord using the following fingers:

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

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