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  
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Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

G - G major (1-3-5)

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

G Major G Major - Version 2 G Major - Version 3 G Major - Version 4 G Major - Version 5

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

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

G7 G7 - Version 1 G7 - Version 2 G7 - Version 3 G7 - Version 4

Gm - G minor (1-b3-5)

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

Gm Gm Gm - Version 2 Gm - Version 3 Gm - Version 4

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

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

Gm7 - Version 3 Gm7 - Version 2 Gm7 Gm7 - Version 4 Gm7 - Version 5

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

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

Gmaj7 Gmaj7 - Version 2 Gmaj7 - Version 3 Gmaj7 - Version 4

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

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

Gsus4 Gsus4 - Version 2 Gsus4 - Version 3 Gsus4 - Version 4

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

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

G7sus4 G7sus4 G7sus4 - Version 2 G7sus4 - Version 3

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

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

G6 G6 - Version 2 G6 - Version 3

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

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

Gm6 Gm6 - Version 2 Gm6 - Version 3 Gm6 - Version 4

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

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

G9 G9 - Version 2 G9 - Version 3 G9 - Version 4 G9 - Version 5 G9 - Version 6

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

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

Gm9 - Version 2 Gm9 Gm9 - Version 3

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

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

Gmaj9 Gmaj9 - Version 2 Gmaj9 - Version 3 Gmaj9 - Version 4

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)

G6/9 G6/9 - Version 2 G6/9 - Version 3 G6/9 - Version 4

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

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

G7#9 G7#9 - Version 2 G7#9 - Version 3

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)

G7b9 G7b9 - Version 2 G7b9 - Version 3

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

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

Gaug Gaug Version 2 Gaug Version 3

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)

G7#5 G7#5 - Version 2 G7#5 - Version 3 G7#5 - Version 4

Gdim (Gº) - G diminished (1-b3-b5)

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

Gdim Gdim - Version 2 Gdim - Version 3

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

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

Gdim7 Gdim7 - Version 2 Gdim7 - Version 3

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)

G-5 G-5 Version 2 G-5 Version 3

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

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

G7b5 G7b5 - Version 2 G7b5 - Version 3 G7b5 - Version 4

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

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

G9b5 G9b5 - Version 2 G9b5 - Version 3

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

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

G11 G11 - Version 2 G11 - Version 3 G11 - Version 4

G13 - G thirteenth (1-3-5-b7-9-11-13)

Spelling: 1st(G), 3rd(B), 5th(D), b7th(F), 9th(A), 11th(C), 13th(E)

G13 G13 - Version 2 G13 - Version 3 G13 - Version 4

Please Note: Because 13th chords are made up of 7 notes, they are impossible to play on a 6 string guitar. At least one note is always omitted and sometimes more than one depending on the shape of the chord. In these charts the 11th note (C) has been omitted and sometimes the 5th (D) or the 9th (A).

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