The G sharp minor chord is most often played as a root 6 bar chord, starting on the 4th fret. The chord itself contains the note B as the flat 3rd, which can be played on the open 2nd string. Therefore, G#m can technically be played as an open chord (see first shape in image below). However, the G#m chord is more commonly played as a bar chord.
G#m is the relative minor of B Major and is also found in the key of E Major. As those two keys are relatively popular, G#m is a somewhat common chord itself.
Some Quick G#m Chord Theory
- The G sharp minor chord contains the notes G#, B and D#.
- The G# minor chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), flat 3rd and 5th notes of the G# Major scale.
- The G# minor chord (just like all minor chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
- G# minor is the relative minor of B Major.
- G#m is the first chord in the key of G sharp minor. The seven chords in the key of G sharp minor are: G#m, A# diminished, B+, C#m, D#, E, Ax diminished
10 Ways To Play The G# Minor Chord
If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for G#m, here they are.
- G# natural minor scale
- G# harmonic minor scale
- How minor chords work
- Chords page
- G# minor arpeggio
- G#m7 chord