A major chord
A major chord for piano (including A/C# and A/E inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular A chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. On the picture of the keyboard, you can see the three notes of the A chord marked in red color.
Theory: The A major chord is constructed with a root, a major third and a perfect fifth.
Fingerings: little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: A - C# - E
A major - inversions
Explanation: A/C# is a A major chord with C# as the bass note and A/E is a A major chord with E as the bass note.
See also A chords with alternative bass notes ›