G♯ Major

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The G♯ major chord is a triad formed from a root (G♯), a major third (B♯) and a perfect fifth (D♯).

How to play G♯ major on the piano

The chord G♯ major has a root of G♯. To find the root, look for the black keys in groups of three. The middle black key, between G and A, is G♯.

The G♯ major chord uses G♯, B♯, and D♯. You might more easily recognize B♯ as the C on the piano. To play the chord with your right hand, use the following fingers:

D♯ - Fifth finger (5)
B♯ - Third finger (3)
G♯ - First finger (1)

With your left hand, you would play the chord using the following fingers:

D♯ - First finger (1)
B♯ - Third finger (3)
G♯ - Fifth finger (5)

In some instances, you might find it easier to play the chord with different fingers. To see the chord built and hear how it sounds, watch our video above.

What are the inversions of G♯ major?

The two inversions of G♯ major can be played by rearranging the order of the notes in the chord. Below, you'll learn how to play the 1st and 2nd inversions.

How to play the 1st inversion of G♯ major

Place the B♯ as the lowest note in the chord to play the 1st inversion of the G♯ major chord. With your right hand, you would use the following fingers:

G♯ - Fifth finger (5)
D♯ - Second finger (2)
B♯ - First finger (1)

How to play the 2nd inversion of G♯ major

The 2nd inversion of the chord can be played by placing the D♯ as the lowest note. Use the following fingers to play the chord with your right hand:

B♯ - Fifth finger (5)
G♯ - Third finger (3)
D♯ - First finger (1)

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