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How to play an Ab major chord on piano

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of Ab major on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.

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Ab major - Root position

Play chord of Ab major
Ab major on piano

The notes required to play a chord of Ab major on piano are as follows:

  • Ab
  • C
  • Eb

For the standard root position of Ab major, use your left hand to play two Ab notes, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord with your right hand, using all three notes of Ab, C and Eb.

Ab major root position on piano
Here's how it sounds:

Ab major - First inversion

Also written as Ab/C
Ab major first inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:

Ab major - Second inversion

Also written as Ab/Eb
Ab major second inversion on piano
Here's how it sounds:
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