G# Major Piano Chord

Root
G#
3rd
B#
5th
D#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G#
B#
D#

The Notes in a G# Major Chord

The Root

The root of the chord is always the easiest to find because it's in the name of the chord! The root of a G# Major chord is G#.

The 3rd

The third of a G# Major chord is B#. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding B# from G# step by step:

  • Start on: G#
  • Step 1: move up to A
  • Step 2: move up to A#
  • Step 3: move up to B
  • Step 4: Land on B#
3rd
B#
Root
G#
1
2
3
  • A is a minor second above G#.
  • A# is a major 2nd above G#.
  • B is a minor third above G#.
  • B# is a major third above G#.

The 5th

The fifth of a G# Major chord is D#. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding D# from G# step by step:

  • Start on: G#
  • Step 1: move down to FX
  • Step 2: move down to F#
  • Step 3: move down to E#
  • Step 4: move down to E
  • Step 5: Land on D#
5th
D#
Root
G#
1
2
3
4
  • FX is a minor second below G#.
  • F# is a major 2nd below G#.
  • E# is a minor third below G#.
  • E is a major third below G#.
  • D# is a fourth below G#. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note D# is down 5 half-steps from G#, but up 7 half-steps from G#:
5th
D#
Root
G#
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of G# Major

Root Position

Root
G#
3rd
B#
5th
D#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G#
B#
D#

1st Inversion

3rd
B#
5th
D#
Root
G#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
B#
D#
G#

2nd Inversion

5th
D#
Root
G#
3rd
B#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D#
G#
B#

Other Major Chords

C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, Gb, G, G#, Ab, A, A#, Bb, B

See all major chords