Augmented Triad in Position Arpeggios

Augmented Triad in Position Arpeggios.

As we covered in last week’s blog, the structure of the augmented triad is 1 3 #5

You can check that blog here:

Major triad 3-octave arpeggios

Augmented chords are symmetrical chords. (Read last week’s blog by clicking on the above link if you’re not sure what symmetrical chords are).

One of the cool advantages of symmetrical chords is that you only need to learn 1 fingering for all 3 inversions.

The following 3 pictures show this:

This is a Caug in position arpeggio, starting from the root C


The following graphic shows the Caug in position arpeggio, starting from the 3rd E


Lastly, the following graphic shows the Caug in position arpeggio, starting from the #5th G#


Here’s an alternate fingering for the aug chord arpeggio.


As you can tell from the above 3 fingerings: they look exactly the same.
Again: the reason for this is that all notes in the chord are all equal distance apart (all major 3rds)
As a result, you only have 1 fingering to learn, and that 1 fingering covers every inversion of the chord.

Here’s how to play those arpeggios:

Next week we’ll cover some of the things you can do with augmented chords.

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