G chords for guitar

G → G13

Chords in G

All G chords are derived from the G Major Scale which consists of 1 sharp - F#, and reads: G - A - Bb - C - D - E - F#

E Major key signature
Scale of G Major
G A B C D E F#
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
  9th   11th   13th  

G - G major (1-3-5)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D)


G7 - G seventh (1-3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), b7th(F)


Gm - G minor (1-b3-5)

Spelling: 1st(G), b3rd(Bb), 5th(D)


Gm7 - G minor seventh (1-b3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(G), b3rd(Bb), 5th(D), b7th(F)


Gmaj7 (G Δ 7 ) - G major seventh (1-3-5-7)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), 7th(F#)


Gsus4 (Gsus) - G suspended fourth (1-4-5)

Spelling: 1st(G), 4th(C), 5th(D) - No third


G7sus4 (G7+4) - G seventh suspended fourth (1-4-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(G), 4th(C), 5th(D), b7th(F) - No third


G6 - G sixth (1-3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), 6th(E)


Gm6 - G minor sixth (1-b3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(G), b3rd(Bb), 5th(D), 6th(E)


G9 - G ninth (1-3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), b7th(F), 9th(A)


Gm9 - G minor ninth (1-b3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(G), b3rd(Bb), 5th(D), b7th(F), 9th(A)


Gmaj9 (G  ⃤  9 ) - G major ninth (1-3-5-7-9)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), 7th(F#), 9th(A)


G6/9 - G six 9 OR G major sixth added ninth (1-3-5-6-9)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), 6th(E), 9th(A)


G7#9 (G7+9) - G seventh augmented ninth (1-3-5-b7-#9)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), b7th(F), #9th(A#)


G7b9 (G7-9) - G seventh flat nine or G seventh minor ninth (1-3-5-b7-b9)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), b7th(F), b9th(Ab)


Gaug (G+) - G augmented (1-3-#5)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), #5th(D#)

More on augmented chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions.


G7#5 (G7+5) - G seventh augmented fifth (1-3-#5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), #5th(D#), b7th(F)


Gdim (Gº) - G diminished (1-b3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(G), b3rd(Bb), b5th(Db)


Gdim7 (Gº7) - G diminished seventh (1-b3-b5-bb7)

Spelling: 1st(G), b3rd(Bb), b5th(Db), bb7th(E)

More on diminished 7th chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions... the 1st position is the most popular.


G-5   G diminished fifth (1-3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), b5th(Db)


G7b5 (G7-5) - G seventh diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), b5th(Db), b7th(F)


G9b5 (G9-5) - G ninth diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), b5th(Db), b7th(F), 9th(A)


G11 - G eleventh (1-3-5-b7-9-11)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), b7th(F), 9th(A), 11th(C)


G13 - G thirteenth (1-3-5-b7-9-13)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), b7th(F), 9th(A), 13th(E)

Please Note: Because 13th chords are made up of 7 notes, they are impossible to play on a 6 string guitar. In the charts above we have not included the 11th note as this is a dominant 13th chord and the 11th note (C) conflicts with the 3rd note (B) by a semitone.

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