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C# major Piano Chord - How to Play C# major on Piano

C# major Piano Chord - How to Play C# major on Piano
C# major Piano Chord - How to Play C# major on Piano

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

C# major - Root position

Play chord of C# major
C# major on piano

The notes required for a C# major piano chord are as follows:

  • C#
  • F
  • G#

Start by playing two C# notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Once you’re comfortable, play a G# note in the middle with your left hand second finger.

Then use your right hand to make up the rest of the chord. Play an F note with your thumb, and an G# with your second. Then stretch your fourth finger up to a high C#.

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

C# major - First inversion

Also written as C#/F
C# major first inversion on piano

A First Inversion chord of C# major uses the exact same notes as the Root Position, but played in a different order. A good way of playing this is with two F notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord in your right using the notes G#, C# and F.

Here's how it sounds:

C# major - Second inversion

Also written as C#/G#
C# major second inversion on piano

Here's how it sounds:
Learn about chord inversions on piano
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