G Minor Piano Chord

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

The Notes in a G Minor Chord

The Root

The root of the chord is always the easiest to find because it's in the name of the chord! The root of a G Minor chord is G.

The Min 3rd

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

Finding Bb from G step by step:

  • Start on: G
  • Step 1: move up to Ab
  • Step 2: move up to A
  • Step 3: Land on Bb
Min 3rd
Bb
Root
G
1
2
  • Ab is a minor second above G.
  • A is a major 2nd above G.
  • Bb 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 F#
  • Step 2: move down to F
  • Step 3: move down to E
  • Step 4: move down to Eb
  • Step 5: Land on D
5th
D
Root
G
1
2
3
4
  • F# is a minor second below G.
  • F is a major 2nd below G.
  • E is a minor third below G.
  • Eb 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
Bb
5th
D
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
G
Bb
D

1st Inversion

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

2nd Inversion

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

Other Minor Chords

Other G Chords