G5 chord

G5 chords (G power chord) for guitar in different forms, including shapes with alternative bass note.


G5 chord diagram 35XXXX

The diagram shows a popular way to play G5, involving two strings. The root note is on the 6th string. The chord consists of the notes G and D.

Shapes without a double octave note

G5 power chords

G5 with a double octave


  • G5 in close position


  • G5 in close position

G5 alternative chords


  • G5 chord diagram 3X0033


  • G5/D


  • G5/D

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

G5 - C5 - D5

Chord names

G5 is also called G power chord. G5/D is an inverted version of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the G5 chord consists of are G, D.
When it's played with three notes the G note is duplicated on a higher octave.

Finger position

Index (1st) finger on 6th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 5th fret.


1st inversion: G5/B (means that B is the bass note).

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

G5/F#: 2X0033

Written in tab format (main version)

- - -
- - -
- - -
- - -
- 5 -
- 3 -

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