G-sharp Minor Chord

The G-sharp minor triad, more commonly called the G-sharp minor chord, is a minor triad consisting of the notes G-sharp, B and D-sharp. Here it is on the bass clef staff:

Here is the above chord on the piano:

As a minor triad, the G-sharp minor chord consists of a minor third plus a major third. The interval from G-sharp to B is a minor third, while the interval between B and D-sharp is a major third.

Inversions of the G-sharp Minor Chord

If the root of the G-sharp minor chord – G-sharp – is the bass note (i.e., the bottom note), then the chord is in root position:

If the third of the chord – B – is the bottom note, then the chord is in first inversion:

If the fifth of the chord – D-sharp – is the bass note, then the chord is in second inversion. (D-sharp is called the fifth of the chord because the interval from the root G-sharp to D-sharp is a fifth.)

G-sharp Minor Arpeggios

If the notes of a chord are played one after the other, the chord is said to be arpeggiated. Here are the standard fingerings for arpeggios of the G-sharp minor chord. Make sure you learn these fingerings!

(If you don’t understand the below notation, you should start with my How to Read Sheet Music course.)

G-sharp minor arpeggio in root position:

G-sharp minor arpeggio in first inversion:

G-sharp minor arpeggio in second inversion:

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