G Sharp Augmented Chord on the Guitar (G#+) – Diagrams, Finger Positions, Theory

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

G sharp augmented is effectively the same chord as A flat augmented.

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# (same as C), Dx (D double sharp, which is the same as E)
  • The C augmented chord (same as B# augmented) contains the notes C (same as B#), E (same as D double sharp), G#
  • The E augmented chord (same as Dx) contains the notes E (same as Dx), G#, B#

Some Quick G#+ Chord Theory

  • The G sharp augmented chord contains the notes G#, B# and Dx.
  • 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 sharp augmented is a G# chord, with the D# raised to Dx.
  • The G# augmented chord resolves naturally to the C# minor or C# Major chord.

10 Ways To Play The G Sharp Augmented Chord

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

G-Sharp-Augmented-Chord 10 Shapes

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