How to play G Major Guitar Chord

by IanM on September 16, 2010

G Major Guitar Chord

Play the videos below for examples of how to place your fingers to play the G Major chord.

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Misha October 10, 2014 at 3:50 am

Why do I always see the G major with only 3 fingers? Whats the difference?


IanM October 18, 2014 at 7:46 am

The difference is that in the 3 finger version of the chord you are playing a B note on the 2nd string instead of a D note, like in the 4 finger version of the chord I teach. To put it in perspective, the G major chord is made up of 3 notes, which are G, B and D. Because of this, as long as you’re playing these 3 notes at the same time, you are playing G major, so there are many ways you can play the G major chord


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