What are the chords in the key of G minor? We shall list triad chords and four note extended chords below in the key of G min. Roman numerals indicate each chord’s position relative to the scale.
The notes of the G minor natural scale are: G A Bb C D Eb F
Chords in natural minor keys follow the pattern, minor diminished major minor minor major major.
- i – G minor, G minor seventh (Gmin, Gmin7)
- iidim – A diminished, A minor seventh flat five (Adim, Am7b5)
- III – B flat major, Bb major seventh (Bbmaj, Bbmaj7)
- iv – C minor, C minor seventh (Cmin, Cmin7)
- v – D minor, D minor seventh (Dmin, Dmin7)
- VI – E flat major, Eb major seventh (Ebmaj, Ebmaj7)
- VII – F major, F dominant seventh (Fmaj, F7)
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Piano Chords In The Key Of G Minor
The following piano key chord chart shows all the triads in G minor as well as four note extended chords.
Let’s now take a look at common chord progressions in the key of G minor natural. They are as follows:
- i – VI – VII (Gm – Eb – F)
- i – iv – VII (Gm – Cm – F)
- i – iv – v (Gm – Cm – Dm)
- i – VI – III – VII (Gm – Eb – Bb – F)
- ii – v – i (Am7b5 – Dm – Gm)
Notes Of All The Chords In The key of G Minor
Let’s start with the triads.
- i – G minor: G – Bb – D
- iidim – A diminished: A – C – Eb
- III – Bb major: Bb – D – F
- iv – C minor: C – Eb – G
- v – D minor: D – F – A
- VI – Eb major: Eb – G – Bb
- VII – F major: F – A – C
And now, the four note chords.
- i – G minor seventh: G – Bb – D – F
- iidim – A minor seventh flat five: A – C – Eb – G
- III – Bb major seventh: Bb – D – F – A
- iv – C minor seventh: C – Eb – G – Bb
- v – D minor seventh: D – F – A – C
- VI – Eb major seventh: Eb – G – Bb – D
- VII – F dominant seventh: F – A – C – Eb
Diagrams of the G minor key signature and the notes of the G natural minor scale. There are two flats in the Gmin scale, namely, Bb and Eb.
Diagram of the G minor scale on piano keyboard.
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