F♯ minor

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

How to play F♯ minor on the piano

Looking at the keyboard, find the black keys in groups of three. The black key furthest left, between F and G, is F♯, the root of F♯ minor. From here, you can start building the F♯ minor chord.

F♯ minor has the following notes: F♯, A, and C♯. With your right hand, you can play the chord with the following fingers:

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

To play the chord in its root position with your left hand, use the following fingers:

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

In some instances, playing the chord may be easier with different fingers. To get a feel for how the F♯ minor chord is built and sounds, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of F♯ minor?

F♯ minor has two inversions that can be played by rearranging the notes of the chord. Learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversions of the chord by following the directions below.

How to play the 1st inversion of F♯ minor

Play the 1st inversion of F♯ minor by placing the A as the lowest note in the chord. You can play the inversion by using the following fingers:

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

How to play the 2nd inversion of F♯ minor

By placing the C♯ as the lowest note of the chord, you can form the 2nd inversion of F♯ minor. With your right hand, play the chord with the following fingers:

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

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