Ab major chord
Ab major chord for piano (including inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular Ab 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 Ab chord marked in red color. Ab stands for A flat.
Theory: The Ab major chord is constructed with a rootThe lowest note in the chord, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: Ab - C - Eb
Ab major - inversions
Explanation: Ab/C is an Ab major chord with C as the bass note and Ab/Eb is an Ab major chord with Eb as the bass note.
Ab/C (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-4 (RH)
Ab/Eb (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also Ab chords with alternative bass notes ›