G# or Ab chord

G# or Ab major chord for guitar in different forms: basic, as barre chord and with a capo.
See also G# minor chord.


G#

  • G# chord diagram

G# (capo 1)

  • G# capo

G# barre 1st

  • G# barre 1st

G# barre 2nd

  • G# barre 2nd

Alternative shapes

G#

  • G# chord diagram

Description

G# and Ab (G sharp and A flat major) are the same chord, but they change theirs name depending on the key they are played in.

Try in a chord progression

G# - C#m - A#m - D# / Ab - Dbm - Bbm - Eb

Chords that sounds good together with G#

The primary chords that sound good in a chord progression with G# is: A#m, Cm, C#, D# and Fm.

Follow-up chords

Chords that are likely to follow G# / Ab major in progressions:
› C# / Db
› D#7 / Eb7
› Fm

Theory of the G# / Ab chord

The notes that a G# chord consists of are G#, C, D#. For a Ab chord the notes are written Ab, C, Eb.

Inversions

1st inversion: G#/C (means that C is the bass note).
2nd inversion: G#/D# (means that D is the bass note).

Omissions

G# (no3) is a G# major with no third (C).
G# (no5) is a G# major with no fifth (D#).

Alternatives with capo

G shape with a capo on 1st fret (see picture).
E shape with a capo on 4rd fret.
D shape with a capo on 6th fret.

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