The E augmented 2nd inversion contains 3 notes: B#, E, G#. The Augmented Scale is: 1. a Hexatonic Scale (6 notes) 2. a Symmetrical Scale(repeating intervals) 3. E augmented 7th chord note names. This step defines the note intervals for each chord quality, including the intervals for the E augmented triad chord. Unlike all of the above qualities, Suspended triad chords do not use the 3rd note of the major scale (at all) to build the chord. Each note interval quality (diminished, minor, major, perfect, augmented) expresses a possible adjustment ie. The augmented scale, also known in jazz theory as the symmetrical augmented scale, is so called because it can be thought of as an interlocking combination of two augmented triads an augmented second or minor third apart: C E G♯ and E♭ G B. In the C Diminished Scale this would be C - Eb - Gb - A (Cdim7) and D - F - Ab - B (Ddim7). In the C Augmented Scale this would be C - E - G# (Caug) and Eb - G - B (Ebaug). In the same way, the figured bass 3 symbol represents note B#, from the E-3rd interval. The piano diagram below shows the interval short names, the note positions and the final note names of this triad chord. D = F# = Bb Augmented 4. The chord note spelling reflects this note sharpening: #5. removed completely, and replaced by either the 2nd note of the major scale - a suspended 2nd, or more commonly by the 4th note of the major scale - a suspended 4th. This scale should not be confused with Lydian Augmented with the semi-notes pattern 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 1. D: D, E#, F#, A, Bb, C#, D Each chord quality name is the name of the entire chord as a whole, not its individual notes (which will be covered later). E: E, G, Ab, B, C, D#, E To count up a Whole tone, count up by two physical piano keys, either white or black. For this chord, this is explained in detail in E-maj-3rd and E-aug-5th, but the relevant adjustments for this augmented chord quality are shown below: E-3rd: Since the 3rd note quality of the major scale is major, and the note interval quality needed is major also, no adjustment needs to be made. Often the 3 symbol is not shown at all, and only the number 6 symbol is shown - the 3rd is assumed. the tonic of the major scale. Symmetrical Augmented Scale) consists of six notes and therefore belongs to the category of hexatonic scales. Semi-notes: 3 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 3 - 1 ), and the note in question. The figured bass notation for this triad in 2nd inversion is 6/4, with the 6 placed above the 4 on a staff diagram. The numbered notes are those that might be used when building this chord. In the C Augmented Scale this would be C - E - G# (Caug) and Eb - G - B (Ebaug). In the same way, the figured bass 3 symbol represents note B#, from the G#-3rd interval. The figured bass symbols for this chord inversion are 6/4, so the chord is said to be in six-four position. The Augmented Scale (a.k.a. Augmented Scales overview E augmented chord … For triad chords, there are 2 possible inverted variations as described in the steps below. Musically, this is interesting, since it is usually the 3rd note of the scale that defines the overall character of the chord as being major (typically described as 'happy') or minor ('sad'). These numbers represent the interval between the lowest note of the chord (not necessarily the original triad root! We will look into ways this is commonly used and some theoretical ideas that make putting it into practice simpler. The tonic note (shown as *) is the starting point and is always the 1st note in the major scale. E+, E aug, E Augmented Notes: E, G♯, B♯ E+, E aug, E Augmented (1st inversion) It divides the octave into 3 equal parts, major 3rds C-E-Ab-C. Now, if we continue dividing the those intervals, we end up with 6 major 2nds, the whole tone scale. the C Augmented contains all the same notes as the E and A♭ Augmented) 1. the 3rd is a major, minor etc. F: F, G#, A, C, Db, E, F To invert a chord, simply take the first note of the chord to be inverted (the lowest in pitch) and move it up an octave to the end of the chord. The major scale uses the W-W-H-W-W-W-H note counting rule to identify the scale note positions. E Augmented for piano. The name of the scale is based on the fact that it is built upon two augmented chords. Additionally, you can Download our Piano Companion FREE app which is used by millions of users worldwide and contains more than 10,000+ chords and scales. Symmetrical Augmented Scale) consists of six notes and therefore belongs to the category of hexatonic scales. To identify the note interval numbers for this major scale, just assign each note position from the previous step, with numbers ascending from 1 to 8. To count up a Half-tone (semitone), count up from the last note up by one physical piano key, either white or black. The white keys are named using the alphabetic letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, which is a pattern that repeats up the piano keyboard. In the C Augmented Scale this would be C - E - G# (Caug) and Eb - G - B (Ebaug). Symmetrical Augmented Scale) consists of six notes and therefore belongs to the category of hexatonic scales. It is these variations of the 3rd and 5th notes that give each one a distinctive sound for any given key (eg. In the same way that the entire chord itself has a chord quality, the intervals representing the individual notes within that chord each have their own quality. Often, for a triad in root position, these symbols usually not shown at all, since it is assumed that the triad is shown in root position (ie not inverted), unless otherwise indicated as shown below. Looking at the table above, the note intervals for the chord quality we are interested in (augmented triad), in the key of E are E-maj-3rd and E-aug-5th. This step shows the E augmented 7th chord in root position on the piano, treble clef and bass clef. Note 1 is the root note - the starting note of the chord - E, and note 13 is the same note name but one octave higher. The audio files below play every note shown on the piano above, so middle C (marked with an orange line at the bottom) is the 2nd note heard. B: B, D, Eb, F#, G, A#, B, Intervals: 1, 3b, 3, 5, 5#, 7 The chord spelling / formula relative to the E major scale is: 1 3 #5. The E augmented chord contains 3 notes: E, G#, B#. C#/Db: C#, E, F, G#, A, B#, C# The Augmented Scale (a.k.a. A: A, B#, C#, E, F, G#, A Triad chords exist in four different chord qualities, which are major, minor, augmented, and diminished. The steps below will detail the augmented triad chord quality in the key of E. Each individual note in a triad chord can be represented in music theory using a note interval, which is used to express the relationship between the first note of the chord (the root note), and the note in question. The second note of the original triad (in root position) - note G# is now the note with the lowest pitch. In music theory, this triad chord as it stands is said to be in root position because the root of the chord - note E, is the note with the lowest pitch of all the triad notes. Depending on the chord quality, the 3rd and 5th scale note names of the major scale above might need to be adjusted up or down by one half-note / semitone / piano key. For a quick summary of this topic, have a look at Triad chord. The root note is always the 1st note (note interval 1 in the above diagram) of the major scale diagram above. To understand why the note names of this major scale have these specific sharp and flat names, have a look at the E major scale page. C = E = Ab Augmented 2. For example, the 5 represents note B#, from the E-5th interval, since the triad root, E, is the lowest note of the chord (as it is not inverted). Then there is one note interval to describe the 2nd note, and another to describe the 3rd note of the chord. This step shows the E augmented triad chord in root position on the piano, treble clef and bass clef. This step defines a triad chord, names the triad chord qualities and identifies the notes that vary between them. The Lesson steps then explain how to construct this triad chord using the 3rd and 5th note intervals, then finally how to construct the inverted chord variations.