The key of G Major has a key signature of 1 sharp (F#). The G Major scale has the notes G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#. It is the 3rd most popular key among Major keys and the 3rd most popular among all keys. Major keys, along with minor keys, are a common choice for popular songs. The three most important chords, built off the 1st, 4th and 5th scale degrees are all major chords (G Major, C Major, and D Major). For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends
According to the TheoryTab database, songs in G Major draw almost entirely from the following 20 chords. Click on a chord below to show it on the piano and hear how it sounds.
Click on the following songs in G Major to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in G Major.