G♯ minor

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

How to play G♯ minor on the piano

Playing the G♯ minor chord starts with finding the root. Look for black keys in groups of three and find the middle black key: G♯. From there, you can start building the chord.

G♯ minor has the following notes: G♯, B, and D♯. In its root position, you would play the chord with your right hand using the following fingers:

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

To play the chord with your left hand, use the following fingers:

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

In some instances, you might find the music that you're playing requires you to play the chord with different fingers. Watch the video above to get a feel for how the chord sounds and looks.

What are the inversions of G♯ minor?

The G♯ minor chord has two inversions beyond its root position. By rearranging the notes of the chord, you can play the inversions.

How to play the 1st inversion of G♯ minor

Place the B as the lowest note in the chord to play the 1st inversion of G♯ minor. Use the following fingers to play the chord with your right hand:

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

How to play the 2nd inversion of G♯ minor

If you place the D♯ as the lowest note in the chord, you can start to form the 2nd inversion of G♯ minor. To play the chord with your right hand, use the following fingers:

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

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