Starting with the G Major Scale and numbering each note, we have:
We have also prepared a lesson on Overview of Piano Chords. If you are a novice with chords, it is better to go through the article before you dive into learning the G Major Chord.
Now, we will look at all the primary and secondary triads of G Major scale. Each of these triads are formed from the keys present in this scale only. No extra key is added to make a chord. And each of the chords is named after the degree from which it will start.
Primary Triads (Chords) in the Key of G Major
- Chord I – G Major Chord: G B D
- Chord IV – C Major: C E G
- Chord V – D Major: D F# A
Secondary Triads in the Key of G Major
- Chord ii – A Minor: A C E
- Chord iii – B Minor: B D F#
- Chord vi – E Minor: E G B. This chord is the tonic chord of B Major’s relative minor – E Minor.
- Chord vii° – F# diminished: F# A C
Using all the notes of G Major scale, we build four-note seventh chords, as below:
- G Major 7th: G B D F#
- A Minor 7th: A C E G
- B Minor 7th: B D F# A
- C Major 7th: C E G B
- D Dominant 7th (C7): D F# A C
- E Minor 7th: E G B D
- F# Minor 7th Flat 5th (Em7b5): F# A C E
More Chords in different Keys: