Let’s look at how to play a G major chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any major chord.
What Are Major Chords?
How to Play a G Major Chord
So build a G major chord, all we have to do is play the first, third and fifth notes of a G major scale: G – B – D.
G – B – D
Major chords are the most common type of chord, and learning how to play them will lay a great foundation for all your future piano playing.
One of my favorite things to do with major chords is to play inversions (inversions are where we rearrange the notes of a chord so the root note – the note the chord is named after – is not at the bottom of the chord). You can learn all about inversions here.
Other Chord Types
There are many other types of chords you can learn. Here are some others:
Now you know how to play a G major chord on the piano, and you can use this pattern to build any major chord! Chords are a wonderful way to learn and play the piano, and leave so much room for personal expression and creativity.