The F#m piano chord is a pretty common chord and a great one to learn and remember. F#m is a minor chord (that's the small m) and made up of the notes F#, A and C#.
You can learn more about how to play the F sharp minor chord below along with:
The F#m piano chord notes are F#, A, C#.
This chord is written as F#m in chord sheets but you can also refer to this chord as F sharp minor chord.
When sitting at the piano, F# is the black key to the very left of the group of 3 black keys. C# is the left black key in the group of 2 black keys. A is on a white key and you can look below to see which one that is.
This F#m piano chord chart will show you where the F#m chord is on the piano keys and in the treble clef.
The video below will show you how the F#m chord sounds as well as how to play it.
When chords start on black notes, it can be a bit confusing as to how to play it. Which fingers do you use?
You can use the same fingers you use to play all other major and minor chords in root position. These are fingers 1, 3, 5 or your thumb, middle finger, and pinkie.
The F#m/A piano chord is a type of slash chord and when you see this, it means to play A as your lowest left hand note. A is your bass note in the F#m/A chord. All of the other notes in the chord should come above this.
What this means in terms of sound is that this chord won't be so strongly minor sounding. It's slightly changing the emphasis and slightly changing the sound.
F#/C# is another type of slash chord. With this one, you play C# as your lowest note in your left hand. C# is your bass note, your low note. The rest of the F#m chord notes (F# and A) will come above C#.
Here are a few good chord progressions to practice the F#m chord.
F#m Chord Progression 1:
F#m D E
F#m Chord Progression 2:
F#m Bm C#m
F#m Chord Progression 3:
F#m D A E
Inversions are great to practice so that you are able to quickly switch chords and play any variation of the chord you are playing - in this case F#m.
Here are the inversions for F#m.
F#m Piano Chord Inversions
Root: F# A C#
1st Inversion: A C# F#
2nd Inversion: C# F# A
If you haven't played inversions much, just remember to take the lowest note of the chord variation you are playing and then just add it to the top. There's more on practicing inversions here.
The F sharp minor chord can be found in a few keys - D major, A major and E major. Those are all pretty common keys to play chords in.
The F#m chord is built on the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes of the F# minor scale. The key signature for F# minor is the same as A major - F#, C# and G#.
If you need more help understanding key signatures, visit the key signatures page.
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