The D flat augmented chord (Db+) is a D flat Major chord, with a raised 5th. It contains the notes Db, F and A.

Db augmented is most commonly played with the root note on the 4th fret of the 5th string. It is effectively the same chord as C# augmented.

Each note of the D flat augmented chord is separated by an interval of a Major 3rd. Because every interval inside the Db 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 Db+ chord, the new chord will contain the same notes as the Db augmented chord:

  • The Db augmented chord contains the notes Db, F, A
  • The F augmented chord contains the notes F, A, C# (same as Db)
  • The A augmented chord contains the notes A, C# (same as Db), E# (same as F)

Some Quick Db+ Chord Theory

  • The D flat augmented chord contains the notes Db, F and A.
  • The Db+ chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and sharp 5th note of the Db Major scale.
  • The D flat 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).
  • Db augmented is an Db chord, with the Ab raised to A.
  • The D flat augmented chord resolves naturally to the Db minor or Db Major chord.

10 Ways To Play The D Flat Augmented Chord

Db Augmented Chord 10 Ways

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

Further Reading

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