The G Major scale has one sharp in it. F#.

The notes in the G Major scale are:

G – A – B – C – D – E – F#

If you are unfamiliar with the basics of major scales, be sure to read the posts what is a major scale and major scale positions on the fretboard.

If you are interested in learning about modes and guitar scales, it should 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.

Positions On The Guitar:

Let’s look at playing the G major scale in the open position.

G Major Scale Open Position Frets

Here of course, are the other positions across the fretboard:

The first one is in the 2nd position (the lowest fret is fret 2)

G Major Scale 2nd Position Frets
G Major Scale 2nd Position Notes

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

G Major Scale 3rd Position Frets
G Major Scale 3rd Position Notes

The next one is in the 7th position (the lowest fret is fret 7)

G Major Scale 7th Position Frets
G Major Scale 7th Position Frets

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

G Major Scale 8th Position Frets
G Major Scale 8th Position Notes

The last one is in the 11th position (the lowest fret is fret 11)

G Major Scale 11th Position Frets
G Major Scale 11th Position Frets

And there you have it. All the major scale positions for G along the fretboard.

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

Also check out the post, guitar modes explained.

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

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