Learn how to play a new minor scale on guitar with this step-by-step G minor scale guitar lesson. You’ll learn scale positions, how the scale works, and more!
G Minor Scale Guitar Lesson
G minor scale notes
There are seven notes in the G natural minor scale, and Two of them are sharp notes.
G minor scale formula
The formula for the G Minor Scale and every other minor scale is 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7.
G Minor Scale Intervals (Half and Whole steps)
The half and whole step sequence for the A Minor Scale and every other minor scale is:
Scale degrees of the G minor scale
G Minor Chord
The G Minor Chord is the root chord (the 1st chord) in the G Minor Scale.
Relative major of G minor
The relative major of G minor is Bb major.
How to play the G Minor Scale
You can play the G Minor Scale on guitar by finding the G note and following the minor scale formula, which results in the notes G-A-Bb-C-D-Eb-F.
By doing this you’ll end up with countless positions and shapes for the G minor scale.
As for this lesson, you’ll look at the G minor scales’ CAGED positions and related scale resources.
G Minor Scale CAGED Positions
Modes of G minor
The seven modes of the G natural minor scale are:
- G Minor
- A Locrian
- Bb Ionian
- C Dorian
- D Phrygian
- Eb Lydian
- F Mixolydian