Augmented triad inversions

The inversions of the augmented triad chord.

In the tables below the different inversions of a augmented triad are positioned on the guitar fretboard.

  • First inversion – interval: 1, 3, #5
  • Second inversion – interval: 3, #5, 1
  • Third inversion – interval: #5, 1, 3


It’s the root note that determines what the chord is. The inversions below can be moved along the guitar fretboard and it is the root note (that is all the [1]:s) that determines what the chord is.

See also intervals on the fretboard.

Augmented triad on the guitar fretboard

The inversions of the augmented triad chord type positioned on the guitar fretboard.

Augmented triad inversions string 1-3

Augmented triad inversions on the guitar fretboard strings 1 to 3.

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S1[#5][1][3]
S2[3][#5][1]
S3[1][3][#5]
S4
S5
S6

Augmented triad inversions string 2-4

Augmented triad inversions on the fretboard strings 2 to 4.

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S1
S2[3][#5][1]
S3[1][3][#5]
S4[#5][1][3]
S5
S6

Augmented triad inversions string 3-5

Augmented triad inversions on the guitar fretboard strings 3 to 5.

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S1
S2
S3[1][3][#5]
S4[#5][1][3]
S5[3][#5][1]
S6

Augmented triad inversions string 4-6

Augmented triad inversions on the guitar fretboard strings 4 to 6.

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S1
S2
S3
S4[#5][1][3]
S5[3][#5][1]
S6[1][3][#5]

Augmented triad inversions – all strings

Augmented triad inversions on the guitar fretboard for all strings.

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S1#513
S23#51
S313#5
S4#513
S53#51
S6#513#5