Ab major chord

Ab major chord for piano (including inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular Ab chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. On the picture of the keyboard, you can see the three notes of the Ab chord marked in red color. Ab stands for A flat.
Theory: The Ab major chord is constructed with a rootThe lowest note in the chord, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).


Ab chord diagram with marked notes Ab - C - Eb
Notes: Ab - C - Eb
Left hand: 5-3-1
Right hand: 1-3-5

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Ab major - inversions

Explanation: Ab/C is an Ab major chord with C as the bass note and Ab/Eb is an Ab major chord with Eb as the bass note.

Ab/C (1st inversion)

Ab/C chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-4 (RH)

Ab/Eb (2nd inversion)

Ab/Eb chord diagram
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)

See also Ab chords with alternative bass notes ›

Ab chord categories

Ab Abm Ab7 Abm7 Abmaj7 AbmM7 Ab6 Abm6 Ab6/9 Ab5 Ab9 Abm9 Abmaj9 Ab11 Abm11 Abmaj11 Ab13 Abm13 Abmaj13 Abadd Ab7-5 Ab7+5 Absus Abdim Abdim7 Abm7b5 Abaug Abaug7