G# Minor Piano Chord

Root
G#
Min 3rd
B
5th
D#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G#
B
D#

The Notes in a G# Minor Chord

The Root

The root is the bottom note of the chord, the starting point to which the other notes relate. The root of a G# Minor chord is G#.

The Min 3rd

The minor third of a G# Minor chord is B. The minor third is up three half-steps from the Root.

Finding B from G# step by step:

  • Start on: G#
  • Step 1: move up to A
  • Step 2: move up to A#
  • Step 3: Land on B
Min 3rd
B
Root
G#
1
2
  • A is a minor second above G#.
  • A# is a major 2nd above G#.
  • B is a minor third above G#.

The 5th

The fifth of a G# Minor chord is D#. The fifth is down five half-steps from the Root.

Finding D# from G# step by step:

  • Start on: G#
  • Step 1: move down to FX
  • Step 2: move down to F#
  • Step 3: move down to E#
  • Step 4: move down to E
  • Step 5: Land on D#
5th
D#
Root
G#
1
2
3
4
  • FX is a minor second below G#.
  • F# is a major 2nd below G#.
  • E# is a minor third below G#.
  • E is a major third below G#.
  • D# is a fourth below G#. The 5th is down a fourth? Confusing, right? The note D# is down 5 half-steps from G#, but up 7 half-steps from G#:
5th
D#
Root
G#
1
2
3
4
5
6

The Inversions of G# Minor

Root Position

Root
G#
Min 3rd
B
5th
D#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G#
B
D#

1st Inversion

Min 3rd
B
5th
D#
Root
G#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
B
D#
G#

2nd Inversion

5th
D#
Root
G#
Min 3rd
B
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D#
G#
B

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