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 weeks blog 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.

Following 3 pictures show this:

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

augmented-arpeggio-root-position

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

augmented-arpeggio-1st-inversion

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

augmented-arpeggio-2nd-inversion

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

augmented-arpeggio-2nd-inversion-version-2

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 of that, you only have 1 fingering to learn, and that 1 fingerings 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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