Let’s look at how to play a Gaug (G augmented) chord on the piano, and learn the pattern for building any augmented chord.
What Are Augmented Chords?
To build an augmented chord, we’ll start by building a major chord. Major chords are built using the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale. So to build a G major chord, we’ll play the first, third and fifth notes of the G major scale.
Then to convert the major chord into an augmented chord, we’ll raise the upper-note 1/2 step.
How to Play a Gaug Chord
So to play a Gaug chord we’ll play:
G – B – D♯
Other Chord Types
There are many other chord types you can learn. Here are some others:
Now you know how to play a Gaug chord on the piano, and you can use this pattern to build any augmented chord.
Augmented chords aren’t as common as major chords, but it’s good to understand how to build them so when you need them you’re ready!