The G#7 (G sharp dominant 7) chord contains the notes G#, B#, D# and F#. It is produced by taking the root (1), 3, 5 and b7 of the G# Major scale. It is essentially a G# chord, with an added flat 7.

G#7 is most commonly played with the root note on the 4thfret of the 6th string.

G#7 is short for G sharp dominant 7. The dominant 7 chord is a significant chord, because it plays a very important function in any given key.

The dominant 7 chord functions as a chord that resolves to the first chord in a key. For example, the G# dominant 7 chord resolves to the C# chord, which is the first chord in the key of C#.

10 Ways To Play The G#7 Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for G#7, here they are.

G Sharp 7 Chord 10 Shapes

Some Quick G Sharp 7 Chord Theory

  • The G#7 chord contains the notes G#, B#, D# and F#.
  • G#7 is short for G Sharp dominant 7.
  • The G#7 chord is produced by taking the 1 (root), 3, 5 and b7 of the G sharp Major scale.
  • The F#7 is the fifth chord in the key of C#. It resolves naturally to the C# Major chord.
  • The G#7 chord (just like all dominant 7 chords) contains the following intervals (starting from the root note): major 3rd, minor 3rd, minor 3rd, tone (which leads back to the root note).
  • The G# mixolydian mode can be used when soloing over the G#7 chord.

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