G Sharp Major Scale Positions On The Guitar Fretboard

The G Sharp Major Scale is a tricky scale from a theoretical point of view. It contains 6 sharps and 1 double sharp. For this reason, the key of A flat is used more often than the key of G sharp. A flat and G sharp are actually enharmonically the same, therefor it makes a lot more sense to deal with A flat whenever possible. If you are new to major scales or still trying to get used to the concept, I would recommend skipping G Sharp and focusing on A flat major.

Having said that, for the sake of being thorough, it is worth looking at the G Sharp major scale and all the positions along the guitar fretboard.

If you are interested in learning about modes and guitar scales, it should also be pointed out that the G# major scale is effectively the same scale as the G# ionian scale. For the purpose of the series of lessons on guitar modes, we are going to treat G# ionian and G# major as an identical scale.

The notes in the G# major scale are as follows:

G# – A# – B# – C# – D# – E# – Fx

the x symbol represents a double sharp (two semitones).

The G# major scale in the open position looks like this:

G Sharp Major Scale Open Position Frets

G Sharp Major Scale Open Position Notes

Now let’s look at the 5 positions across the fretboard:

The first one is in the 3rd position (the lowest fret is fret 3)

G Sharp Major Scale 3rd Position Frets

G Sharp Major Scale 3rd Position Notes

The next one is in the 4th position (the lowest fret is fret 4)

G Sharp Major Scale 4th Position Frets

G Sharp Major Scale 4th Position Notes

The next one is in the 8th position (the lowest fret is fret 8)

G Sharp Major Scale 8th Position Frets

G Sharp Major Scale 8th Position Notes

The next one is in the 9th position (the lowest fret is fret 9)

G Sharp Major Scale 9th Position Frets

G Sharp Major Scale 9th Position Notes

The next one is in the 12th position (the lowest fret is fret 12)

G Sharp Major Scale 12th Position Frets

G Sharp Major Scale 12th Position Notes

That is all the positions along the guitar fretboard for the key of G sharp.

For more information on major scales check out the post a complete guide to major scales on the guitar.

G# – A# – B# – C# – D# – E# – Fx

Here are the 7 modes in the key of G# Major:

 

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