‘G Sharp Aeolian’ is the 6th mode of the B major. The notes in G# Aeolian are:

G# – A# – B – C# – D# – E – F#

If you have read the post on understanding the aeolian mode, you will know that the aeolian mode contains a ‘flat 3’, a ‘flat 6’ and a ‘flat 7’ (parallel approach). You will also know that it is the 6th mode of the major scale (derivative approach). The aeolian mode is a very commonly used mode and is also known as the ‘natural minor scale’. Let’s briefly look at how to construct G# aeolian using both the parallel approach and the derivative approach.

G Sharp Aeolian Mode Using The Parallel Approach

G# Major has the following notes:

G# – A# – B# – C# – D# – E# – Fx

If we ‘lower’ the 3rd note (B#), 6th note (E#) and 7th note (Fx), we get the following:

G# – A# – B – C# – D# – E – F#

G Sharp Aeolian Mode Using The Derivative Approach

G# is the 6th note of the B major:

B – C# – D# – E – F# – G# – A#

If we play the B major scale and start on the 6th note we get the following:

G# – A# – B – C# – D# – E – F#

Let’s look at the G# aeolian mode in the different positions on the guitar fretboard:

G Sharp Aeolian in the Open Position

Firstly, let’s look at the open position:

G Sharp Aeolian Mode Open Position Frets
G Sharp Aeolian Mode Open Position Notes

G Sharp Aeolian CAGED Positions

Now let’s look at G# aeolian in the 5 different CAGED positions along the fretboard.

G Sharp Aeolian 3rd Position (Lowest Fret is 3)

G Sharp Aeolian Mode 3rd Position Frets
G Sharp Aeolian Mode 3rd Position Notes

G Sharp Aeolian 6th Position (Lowest Fret is 6)

G Sharp Aeolian Mode 6th Position Frets
G Sharp Aeolian Mode 6th Position Notes

G Sharp Aeolian 7th Position (Lowest Fret is 7)

G Sharp Aeolian Mode 7th Position Frets
G Sharp Aeolian Mode 7th Position Notes

G Sharp Aeolian 11th Position (Lowest Fret is 11)

G Sharp Aeolian Mode 11th Position Frets
G Sharp Aeolian Mode 11th Position Notes

G Sharp Aeolian 12th Position (Lowest Fret is 12)

G Sharp Aeolian Mode 12th Position Frets
G Sharp Aeolian Mode 12th Position Notes

That covers the 5 basic positions and the open position of G# aeolian along the guitar fretboard. For an in depth explanation of the aeolian mode, check out aeolian mode explained.

Further Reading

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