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 Ab 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 Ab Major Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for Ab, here they are.

Ab Major Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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