How to play a G# major chord 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.

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G# major - Root position

Play chord of G# major
G# major on piano

The notes required to play a chord of G# major on piano are as follows:

  • G#
  • C
  • D#

For the standard root position of G# major, use your left hand to play two G# notes, one octave apart. Then play a triad chord with your right hand, using all three notes of G#, C and D#.

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

G# major - First inversion

Also written as G#/C
G# major first inversion on piano
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:
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