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 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).


A major chord diagram with marked notes A - C# - E
Notes: A - C# - E
Left hand: 5-3-1
Right hand: 1-3-5

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A major - inversions

Explanation: A/C# is an A major chord with C# as the bass note and A/E is an A major chord with E as the bass note.

A/C# (1st inversion)

A/C# chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)

A/E (2nd inversion)

A/E chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)

See also A chords with alternative bass notes ›

A chord categories

A Am A7 Am7 Amaj7 AmM7 A6 Am6 A6/9 A5 A9 Am9 Amaj9 A11 Am11 Amaj11 A13 Am13 Amaj13 Aadd A7-5 A7+5 Asus Adim Adim7 Am7b5 Aaug Aaug7