The Gb chord (G flat Major) is enharmonically the same as F# Major. The most common way to play the Gb chord is as a root 6 bar chord on the 2nd fret. None of the notes in the Gb chord can be played as an open string, so Gb can not be played as an open chord.

Some Quick Gb Chord Theory

  • The Gb Major chord contains the notes Gb, Bb and Db.
  • The Gb Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the Gb Major scale.
  • The Gb Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • The Gb chord is the first chord in the key of G flat Major. The seven chords in the key of Gb Major are: Gb, Abm, Bbm, Cb, Db, Ebm, F diminished. 

10 Ways To Play The Gb Major Chord

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

Gb Major Chord - 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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