The G augmented chord (G+) is a G Major chord, with a raised 5th. It contains the notes G, B and D#.

As far as augmented chords go, G augmented is a pretty popular chord, as it resolves naturally to C and Cm, which are two very popular chords.

Each note of the G augmented chord is separated by an interval of a Major 3rd. Because every interval inside the G augmented chord is identical, it is known as a symmetrical chord. Another way of looking at this is as follows – If you play an augmented chord starting from any of the notes inside the G+ chord, the new chord will contain the same notes as the G augmented chord:

  • The G augmented chord contains the notes G, B, D#
  • The B augmented chord contains the notes B, D#, Fx (that’s F double sharp, which is the same as G)
  • The D# augmented chord contains the notes D#, Fx (G), Ax (that’s A double sharp, which is the same as B)

Some Quick G+ Chord Theory

  • The G augmented chord contains the notes G, B and D#.
  • The G+ chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and sharp 5th note of the G Major scale.
  • The G augmented chord (just like all augmented chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, Major 3rd, Major 3rd (back to the root note).
  • G augmented is an G chord, with the D raised to D#.
  • The G augmented chord resolves naturally to the C minor or C Major chord.

10 Ways To Play The G Augmented Chord

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

G Augmented Chord 10 Ways

Further Reading

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