G Sharp Minor Scale

This scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the G# Minor scale on guitar. For an in-depth lesson on the minor scale, see Minor Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.

Notes of G# Minor Scale

The G Sharp Minor scale contains 5 sharps and 2 natural notes.

G# – A# – B – C# – D# – E – F#

Scale Formula

The scale formula for the G Sharp Minor scale is:

Root – Major 2nd – Minor 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Minor 6th – Minor 7th

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMinor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMinor 6thMinor 7th
NotesG#A#BC#D#EF#

Scale Structure

G# Minor follows the minor scale structure of whole and half step intervals:

W H W W H W W

G# minor scale whole step half step formula diagram

G Sharp Minor Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the G# Minor scale on the guitar.

Position 1

G# minor scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

G# minor scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

G# minor scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

G# minor scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

G# minor scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of G Sharp Minor

When you harmonize the G# Minor scale you get the following chords:

DegreeiiiĀ°IIIivvVIVII
ChordG#A#dimBC#mD#mEF#
Chord NotesG# – B – D#A# – C# – EB – D# – F#C# – E – G#D# – F# – A#E – G# – BF# – A# – C#

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Major of G# Minor: B Major | B – C#m – D#m – E – F# – G#m – A#dim

Parallel Major of G# Minor: G# Major | G# – A#m – B#m – C# – D# – E#m – F##dim

Modes

The following are the modes of G# Minor:

  • B Ionian (Major)
  • C# Dorian (Minor)
  • D# Phrygian (Minor)
  • E Lydian (Major)
  • F# Mixolydian (Major)
  • G# Aeolian (Minor)
  • A# Locrian (Minor)