G# Minor scale

G sharp Minor scale for guitar presented by diagram.
The G# Minor is a seven-note scale, also called Natural G# Minor. Colored circles mark the tones in the diagram, with darker color highlighting the root notes. The root notes are always G# tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 4th fret.

G# Minor 2 octaves

G# Minor scale diagram

G# Minor full fretboard

G# Minor scale whole guitar neck diagram

G# Minor with note names

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

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 G# Unison Tonic
2 A# Major second Supertonic
b3 B Minor third Mediant
4 C# Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 D# Perfect fifth Dominant
b6 E Minor sixth Submediant
b7 F# Minor seventh Subtonic

The G sharp Minor scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 from the first note to the next octave.
The G# Minor is relative to B Major. Both scales include the same notes but their tonal center differ.
The G# Minor is identical with the G# Aeolian mode.

Beneficial to learn this scale is to observe the note steps starting from the root: whole, half, whole, whole, half, whole, whole. The same formula applies for the whole neck.

These are chords built from the notes of this scale:

G#m, G#m7, G#m9, G#m11
A#dim, A#m7b5
B, Bmaj7, B6, B6/9, Bmaj9, Bmaj13
C#m, C#m7, C#m6, C#m9, C#m11, C#m13
D#m, D#m7
E, Emaj7, E6, E6/9, Emaj9
F#, F#7, F#6, F#9, F#11, F#13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the G# Minor scale.

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

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