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The G sharp minor scale has four sharps (F#, G#, C#, and D#) and it is not common to use it in guitar writing. It is sometimes achieved by playing as in A minor in a guitar tuned down half a step, a practice used in some styles to accommodate singers. The relative minor scale of G sharp minor is B major. The notes that make up the G sharp minor scale are the same ones used for the C# doric mode, D# phrygian, E lydian, F# mixolydian, G# aeolian (or minor), and A# locrian. It should be noted that it's enharmonic scale, A flat flat minor, is not so commonly used as it is impractical for reading and writing.

Below you will find the seven shapes that you can use to play the G sharp minor scale on your guitar. You will also find a table of chords you can use with the G sharp minor scale, together with their harmonic function.


G# minor
Pattern I

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G# minor
Pattern II

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G# minor
Pattern III

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G# minor
Pattern IV

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G# minor
Pattern V

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G# minor
Pattern VI

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G# minor
Pattern VII

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The following chords can be played when using the G# minor scale.

I
G#m
I7
G#7
ii7b5
A#m7b5
II7
A#7
III
B
III7
B7
iv
C#m
IV
C#
#iv°
D°
V(7)
D#(7)
v
D#m
VI
E
#vi7b5
Fm7b5
VII
F#
vii°7
G°7