Db major Piano Chord - How to Play a chord of Db major on Piano

Db major Piano Chord - How to Play Db major on Piano
Db major Piano Chord - How to Play Db major on Piano

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

Db major - Root position

Play chord of Db major
Db major on piano

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

  • Db
  • F
  • Ab

Start by playing two Db notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Once you’re comfortable, play a Ab 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 Ab with your second. Then stretch your fourth finger up to a high Db.

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

How to build a chord of Db major

How a Db major chord looks in sheet music

Chord of Db major in sheet music

Db major - First inversion

Also written as Db/F
Db major first inversion on piano

A First Inversion chord of Db 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 Ab, Db and F.

Here's how it sounds:

Db major - Second inversion

Also written as Db/Ab
Db major second inversion on piano

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