G major chord
G major chord for piano (including G/B and G/D inversions) presented by keyboard diagrams.
Explanation: The regular G chord is a triad, meaning that it consists of three notes. On the picture of the keyboard, you can see the three notes of the G chord marked in red color.
Theory: The G major chord is constructed with a rootThe lowest note in the chord, a major thirdAn interval consisting of four semitones, the 3rd scale degree and a perfect fifthAn interval consisting of seven semitones, the 5th scale degree.
Fingerings: Little finger, middle finger, thumb (left hand); thumb, middle finger, little finger (right hand).
Notes: G - B - D
G major - inversions
Explanation: G/B is a G major chord with B as the bass note and G/D is a G major chord with D as the bass note.
G/B (1st inversion)
Fingerings: 5-3-1 (LH) 1-2-5 (RH)
G/D (2nd inversion)
Fingerings: 5-2-1 (LH) 1-3-5 (RH)
See also G chords with alternative bass notes ›