The A# Major chord enharmonically the same as the Bb major chord. As the A# chord does not contain any notes that can be played on open strings, there are no ‘open’ A# Major shapes.

Some Quick A# Chord Theory

  • The A# Major chord contains the notes A#, Cx (same note as D) and E# (same note as F).
  • The A# Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the A# Major scale.
  • The A# Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • The key of A# has following chords: A#, B#m (same as Cm), Cxm (same as Dm), D#, E# (same as F), Fxm (same as Gm), Gx diminished (same as A diminished).

10 Ways To Play The A# Major Chord

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

A# Major Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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