The A flat augmented chord (Ab+) is an A flat Major chord, with a raised 5th. It contains the notes Ab, C and E.

Each note of the Ab augmented chord is separated by an interval of a Major 3rd. Because every interval inside the Ab augmented chord is identical, it is known as a symmetrical chord. Another way of looking at this is as follows – If you play an augmented chord starting from any of the notes inside the A flat augmented chord, the new chord will contain the same notes as the A flat augmented chord:

  • The Ab augmented chord contains the notes Ab, C, E
  • The C augmented chord contains the notes C, E, Ab
  • The E augmented chord contains the notes E, G# (same as Ab), B# (same as C)

Some Quick Ab+ Chord Theory

  • The A flat augmented chord contains the notes Ab, C and E.
  • The Ab+ chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and sharp 5th note of the Ab Major scale.
  • The Ab augmented chord (just like all augmented chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, Major 3rd, Major 3rd (back to the root note).
  • Ab augmented is an Ab chord, with the Eb raised to E.
  • The Ab augmented chord resolves naturally to the Ab minor or Ab Major chord.

10 Ways To Play The A Flat Augmented Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Ab+, here they are.

Ab Augmented Chord 10 Ways

Further Reading

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