This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the G Major scale. For an in-depth lesson on the major scale, please see Major Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.
Notes of G Major Scale
The G Major Scale contains one sharp, F#. The rest of the notes are all naturals.
G – A – B – C – D – E – F#
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Major 3rd||Perfect 4th||Perfect 5th||Major 6th||Major 7th|
G Major is a major scale and follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:
W W H W W W H
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the G Major scale.
Chords in the Key of G Major
|Chord Notes||G – B – D||A – C – E||B – D – F#||C – E – G||D – F# – A||E – G – B||F# – A – C|
Relative and Parallel Scales
Relative Minor of G Major: E minor | Em – F#dim – G – Am – Bm – C – D
Parallel Minor of G Major: G minor | Gm – Adim – B♭ – Cm – Dm – E♭ – F
The following are the modes of G Major:
- G Ionian (Major)
- A Dorian (Minor)
- B Phrygian (Minor)
- C Lydian (Major)
- D Mixolydian (Major)
- E Aeolian (Minor)
- F# Locrian (Minor)