In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of F# major on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.
The notes required for an F# major piano chord are as follows:
Start by playing two F# notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Once you’re comfortable, play a C# 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 A# note with your thumb, and a C# with your second. Then stretch your fifth (pinkie) finger up to a high F#.
A First Inversion chord of F# 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 A# notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord in your right using the notes C#, F# and A#.