G Major

G Major scale for guitar.
The G Major is a seven-note scale. Notes are displayed in the fingerboard diagram with blue color with the root notes indicated by darker color. The root notes are always G tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 3rd fret.

G Major 2 octaves

G Major scale diagram

G Major full fretboard

G Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

G Major note names

G Major scale with note letters diagram
Notes: G - A - B - C - D - E - F# Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 G Unison Tonic
2 A Major second Supertonic
3 B Major third Mediant
4 C Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 D Perfect fifth Dominant
6 E Sixth Submediant
7 F#Major seventh Leading tone

The main three-note and four-note chords that are related to this scale are the following:

G 320003 Gmaj7 320002
Am X02210 Am7 X02010
Bm X24432 Bm7 X20202
C X32010 Cmaj7 X32000
D XX0232 D7 XX0212
Em 022000 Em7 022030
F#dim XX4575 F#m7b5 XX4555

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the G Major scale in which G is the tonic triad and Gmaj7 the tonic 7th chord.
The second and fourth columns include short notations for the chords in the first and third columns respectively. These are based on common ways to play the chord, but there are other alternatives. See more about this notation system on the FAQ page.

The G Major consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 from the first note to the next octave.
The scale can be played on the guitar from different starting positions in which G functions as the root tone.
The G Major is relative to E Minor, which means that both scales include the same notes but with different tonal center.
The G Major is identical with the G Ionian mode.

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

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Three notes per string exercise based on G Major scale.

G Major scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.

The G scale presented in sheet music notation.

G Major scale with musical notes

The sheet music includes two octaves played ascending and descending. In musical notation, the key of G is indicated by its key signature with one sharp.