How to Make a G2 Chord

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Two basic types of chords exist in music: major and minor. Major chords typically consist of the root note, the third, the fifth and occasionally the octave. Minor chords consist of the same notes but with a lowered third. A number after the chord indicates to add that interval. For example, a G2 chord contains the notes G, A, B and D. According to Hobby Hour, the chord should be properly written as Gadd2 or Gadd9.

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  • Piano
  • Guitar

Piano

  • Look at the black and white keys on the keyboard. White keys represent notes, and black keys represent accidentals or half steps that fall between the notes.

  • The black keys fall in alternating groups of two and three. Place your little finger on the white key to the right of the first key in a group of three. This is G.

  • Place your ring finger on the white key immediately to the right for A. A is always the second white key between three black keys.

  • Place your middle finger on B, immediately to the right of A.

  • Stretch your index finger over C and place it on D. You can also place the index finger of your right hand on the octave of G. Press all keys simultaneously to play a G2 chord.

Guitar

  • Place your ring finger on the 5th fret of the D string to form G. Press firmly, without letting your fingers touch any other strings.

  • Place your middle finger on the 4th fret of the G string to form B.

  • Press the 3rd fret of the B string to form D with your index finger.

  • To form the 2nd/9th interval of A, press the 5th fret of the high E string with your little finger.

  • Strum the top four strings. If the chord sounds muted or if you hear a buzzing sound, reposition your fingers on the frets so the strings firmly touch them. Use only your fingertips to avoid strings vibrating against your fingers and dulling the sound.

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