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EMT Lesson Three  How to create and play chords

Augmented chords

An augmented chord is similar to a major chord but with a raised (sharpened or augmented) fifth. An augmented chord is built with a root note, major third and raised (augmented) fifth.

For example, the notes of the augmented chord rooted on A (see Figure 7, below) are therefore: A, C#, E#.

Figure 7. Forming the augmented chord rooted on the note of A.   (Enlarge)

Figure 7. Forming the augmented chord rooted on the note of A

Augmented chord: 1, 3, #5

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