The Ab Major chord is enharmonically the same as the G# Major chord. It is not possible to play the A flat Major chord as an open chord, so the bar chord versions of Ab are the most popular ways of playing the chord.
Some Quick A Chord Theory
- The Ab Major chord contains the notes Ab, C and Eb.
- The Ab Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the Ab Major scale.
- The Ab Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
- A flat is the first chord in the key of A flat. The seven chords in the key of Ab Major are: Ab, Bbm, Cm, Db, Eb, Fm, G diminished.
10 Ways To Play The A Major Chord
If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Ab, here they are.