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

Each note of the G flat augmented chord is separated by an interval of a Major 3rd. Because every interval inside the B 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 Gb+ chord, the new chord will contain the same notes as the G flat augmented chord:

  • The G flat augmented chord contains the notes Gb, Bb, D
  • The Bb augmented chord contains the notes Bb, D, F# (the same as Gb)
  • The D augmented chord contains the notes D, F# (same as Gb), A# (same as Bb)

Some Quick Gb+ Chord Theory

  • The G flat augmented chord contains the notes Gb, Bb and D.
  • The Gb+ chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and sharp 5th note of the Gb Major scale.
  • The G flat 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).
  • Gb augmented is a Gb chord, with the Db raised to D.
  • The Gb augmented chord resolves naturally to the Gb minor or Gb Major chord.

10 Ways To Play The G Flat Augmented Chord

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

Gb Augmented Chord 10 Ways

Further Reading

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