Let’s look at how to play a B flat augmented chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any other augmented chord.
What Are Augmented Chords?
Then to convert the major chord into an augmented chord, we can raise the upper-note 1/2 step.
How to Play a B Flat Augmented Chord
Then to convert the major chord into an augmented chord, we’ll raise the upper-note 1/2 step, to F♯
So to play a B flat augmented chord, we’ll play:
B♭ – D – F♯
Another way to label augmented chords is with the “+” symbol. So an augmented chord could be written as either B♭aug, or B♭+.
Now you know how to play a B flat augmented chord on the piano, and you can use this pattern to build any other augmented chord!
Augmented chords aren’t as common as major and minor chords, but it’s good to know how to build them when you need them.