G Major Scale on Piano & Guitar + Chords in the Key of G Major

    👁 Here's an eye opening G major scale reference which shows the notes and finger position on the piano keyboard. You'll also find the intervals and scale degrees that make up the G major scale.

    Plus, an interactive tool to play G major diatonic chords and a list of common chord progressions in the key of G major.

    🎸 You'll also find the G major scale on the guitar fretboard, with the notes, intervals or scale degrees, plus a way to highlight the scale at different positions on the fretboard using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system.

    → go to all major & minor scales

    The notes of the G major scale are G, A, B, C, D, E and F

    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
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    G
    A
    B
    E
    C
    F♯
    D
    G
    G
    C
    A
    D
    B
    E
    F♯
    G

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    right hand

    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:

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    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):

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    Chords in the key of G major
    (G major diatonic chords)

    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.

    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:

    I G maj
    IV C maj
    V D maj
    I G maj
    vi E min
    ii A min
    V D maj
    vi E min
    IV C maj
    I G maj
    V D maj
    I G maj
    iii B min
    IV C maj
    V D maj
    I G maj
    IV C maj
    vi F min
    V D maj
    ii A min
    V D maj
    I G maj
    I G maj
    vi E min
    IV C maj
    V D maj
    I G maj
    IV C maj
    ii A min
    V D maj
    iii B min
    vi E min
    ii A min
    V D maj
    I G maj
    V D maj
    vi E min
    IV C maj
    I G maj
    IV C maj
    V D maj
    I G maj
    I G maj
    V D maj
    ii A min
    iii B min

    Toggle G major scale intervals & scale degrees

    degrees notes intervals
    1: Tonic G Unison
    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-W-H-W-W-W-H
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    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


    Piano Samples

    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.

    Drum Samples

    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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