Let’s look at how to play a Caug (C augmented) chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for playing any other augmented chord.
What Are Augmented Chords?
This post covers augmented chords in more detail if you’d like the full explanation.
How to Play a Caug Chord
Then we’ll raise the upper note G by 1/2 step, to G♯.
So to play a Caug chord, we’d play:
C – E – G ♯
Another way to label augmented chords is with the “+” symbol. So an augmented chord could be written as either Caug, or C+.
Other Chord Types
Some of the other chord types you can learn are:
Now you know how to play a Caug chord on the piano, and you can use the pattern to build any augmented chord!
Augmented chords aren’t as common as other types of chords, but it’s good to know how to build them for when you need them.
Piano chords are a great way to enjoy the piano and to express music creatively. Learning how to build chords lays a wonderful foundation for you piano playing!