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G major Piano Chord - How to Play G major on Piano

G major Piano Chord - How to Play G major on Piano
G major Piano Chord - How to Play G major on Piano

In this lesson you’ll learn how to play every variation of a chord of G major on piano, including its root position, first inversion and second inversion.

G major - Root position

Play chord of G major
G major on piano

The notes required for an G major piano chord are as follows:

  • G
  • B
  • D

Start by playing two G notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Once you’re comfortable, play a D note in the middle with your left hand second finger.

Then use your right hand to make up the rest of the chord. Play a B note with your thumb, and a D with your second. Then stretch your fifth (pinkie) finger up to a high G.

G major root position on piano
Here's how it sounds:

G major - First inversion

Also written as G/B
G major first inversion on piano

A First Inversion chord of G major uses the exact same notes as the Root Position, but played in a different order. A good way of playing this is with two B notes in your left hand, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord in your right using the notes D, G and B.

Here's how it sounds:

G major - Second inversion

Also written as G/D
G major second inversion on piano

Here's how it sounds:
Learn about chord inversions on piano
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