G Major Scale on Piano & Guitar + Chords in the Key of G Major
👁 Here's an eye opening
reference which shows the notes, finger position on the piano keyboard,
intervals, scale degrees,
diatonic chords and
common chord progressions in
🎸 You'll also find the G major scale on the guitar fretboard.
The G major scale is a diatonic scale consisting of the pitches G, A, B, C, D, E and F♯. Its relative minor is the E minor scale.
The G major scale has a key signature of 1 sharp, the F♯.
The key of G major is closely related to the key of C major and the key of D major.
→ go to all major & minor scales
The notes of the G major scale are
The relative minor of the G major scale is E minor
G major scale piano layout & finger position
Here's a piano keyboard showing the notes of the G major scale, followed by a visual for the finger position on the piano. Hit play to hear the notes of the G major scale up and down:
G Major Scale on Guitar
🎸 Here you'll find a guitar fretboard representation with the notes of the G major scale , using standard guitar tuning: E A D G B E. You can show all notes, only the root notes, the intervals or the scale degrees:
You can also highlight specific scale positions on the guitar fretboard for the G major scale, using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system (TNPS):
Chords in the key of G major
(G major diatonic
The diatonic chords in the key of G major are: G major, A minor, B minor, C major, D major, E minor and F♯ diminished
Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. You can also tap to trigger the chord inversions or the 7th chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.
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Common chord progressions in the key of G major
Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of G major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords:
Toggle G major scale intervals & scale degrees
|2: Supertonic||A||Major 2nd|
|3: Mediant||B||Major 3rd|
|4: Subdominant||C||Perfect 4th|
|5: Dominant||D||Perfect 5th|
|6: Submediant||E||Major 6th|
|7: Leading Tone||F♯||Major 7th|
|1: Octave/Tonic||G||Perfect 8th|
Popular Songs in the Key of G Major
- Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Enter Sandman by Metalicca
- Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash
- Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix
- Heart of Gold by Neil Young
- Let Her Cry by Hootie & the Blowfish
- Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes
- Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
- Redemption Song by Bob Marley
- 22 by Taylor Swift
- Let Her Go by Passenger
- You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
Major scale formula
🔧 The major scales are constructed using this note pattern:
W = Whole step H = Half step
go to a different major or minor scale:
C majorC♯ majorD♭ majorD majorE♭ majorE majorF majorF♯ majorG♭ majorA♭ majorA majorB♭ majorB majorC♭ major
C minor C♯ minor D♭ minorD minorD♯ minorE♭ minorE minorF minorF♯ minorG minorG♯ minorA♭ minorA minorA♯ minorB♭ minorB minor
The piano samples used for this G major scale reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.
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