B3 - 01 The G Chord

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G major Chord

This is the standard way of playing a G chord using just fingers 1, 2 and 3.

There are a few other ways to play a G chord. The one pictured below is the most common and most useful, it doesn’t have another name as it has all the same notes as a normal G- but it is usually nicknamed a ‘Big G’. As it is also used in Wonderwall by Oasis, I usually call it an Oasis or ‘Noel Gallagher G’.

Alternative ‘Oasis style’ G major Chord

I nickname this an Oasis G as it is used in Wonderwall, which is one of the most requested songs! It is used in all pop/ rock genres by virtually all guitarists. The advantages of this G are shown in the next lesson.