G major chord
G major chord for guitar in different forms, both open and barre chords. See also G minor chord.
G barre 1st
G barre 2nd
Try in a chord progression
G - D - Em - C
Chords that sounds good together with G major
The primary chords that will sound good in a chord progression with G is: Am, Bm, C, D, Em.
Finger position (G chord)
Index (1st) finger or middle (2nd) finger on 5th (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger or ring (3rd) finger on 6th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Little (4th) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Theory of the G chord
The notes that an G chord consists of is G, B, D.
To get G7 add F.
To get Gmaj7 add F#.
To get G6 add E.
1st inversion: G/B (means that B is the bass note).
2nd inversion: G/D (means that D is the bass note).
Alternative G major chord
The picture to the left show a common alternative shape for the G major. The picture to the right show another less common alternative: