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