G major chord

G major chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords.
More G chord categories: Gm | G7 | Gmaj7 | Gm7


  • G chord diagram

G barre 1st

  • G barre chord diagram

G barre 2nd

  • G barre chord diagram

Alternative shapes


  • G chord diagram


  • G chord diagram

Relevant chords

G (no3)

  • G no 3rd chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

G - D - Em - C

Chords that sounds good together with G major

The primary chords that sound good in a chord progression with G is: Am, Bm, C, D, Em.

Finger position (G chord)

Index (1st) finger or middle (2nd) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger or ring (3rd) finger on 6th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Little (4th) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.

Theory of the G chord

The notes that an G chord consists of is G, B, D.
To get G7 add F.
To get Gmaj7 add F#.
To get G6 add E.

Additional comments

G (no3) : this is a G major without the third (B).


1st inversion: G/B (means that B is the bass note).
2nd inversion: G/D (means that D is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Written in tab format

- 3 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 0 -
- 2 -
- 3 -

Alternative G major chord

The picture to the left show a common alternative shape for the G major. The picture to the right show another less common alternative:

G chord diagramG chord diagram

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