Chords for the I-VI-II-V progression in the key of G

(Gmaj7-Em7-Am7-D7)

©2002 Jim Soloway (www.jimsoloway.com)

These chords are intended to be used in a I-VI-II-V progression in the key of G.  However, the key and the fingerboard positions are just used as examples.  These are all movable chord forms that can be played in any position on the fingerboard.

The chords are in a three part form.  The first part shows the name of the chord.  The second part shows the notes that make up the chord.  Below that is a table representing the fingerboard.  The numbers running down the left side of the table represent the fret or position on the fingerboard while the other columns represent the strings.  The notes that are highlighted are the notes that are played to make the chord.  If a string has no highlighted note, then it is omitted or muted.

Alternative voicings for the I chord.

Gmaj7

G(1) B(3) D(5) F# (maj7)

3

G

C

F

A#/Bb

D

G

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

 

Gmaj6/9

G(1) B(3) D(5) F# (maj7) E(6) A(9)

3

G

C

F

A#/Bb

D

G

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

 

G6/9

G(1) B(3) D(5) E(6) A(9)

NOTE: The B (3rd) is very difficult to finger in this chord and I usually mute it. Itís unusual to omit the 3rd from a chord since it provides definition, but this chord sounds so obviously like a major chord, especially when played as a I chord, that the 3rd is not missed by the ear.

2

F#/Gb

B

E

A

C#/Db

F#/Gb

3

G

C

F

A#/Bb

D

G

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

 

G6/9

G(1) B(3) D(5) E(6) A(9)

9

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

E

G#/Ab

C#/Db

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

 

Gmaj13

G(1) B(3) E(13) F# (maj7) E(13)

9

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

E

G#/Ab

C#/Db

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

 

Gmaj7

G(1) B(3) d(5) F#(maj7)

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

 

Gmaj9

G(1) B(3) D(5) F# (maj7) A (9)

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

8

C

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G

C

9

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

E

G#/Ab

C#/Db

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

 

Gmaj6/9

G(1) B(3) D(5) E(6) F#(maj7) A(9)

3

G

C

F

A#/Bb

D

G

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

 

Gmaj7

G(1) D(5) F#(maj7) B(3)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

 

 

Alternative voicings for the VI chord

(Note: since the 2 chord is also a minor 7 chord, all of these fingerings can be used for the II chord by simply changing the position on the fingerboard)

 

Em7

E(1) G(m3) B(5) D(7)

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

8

C

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G

C

9

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

E

G#/Ab

C#/Db

 

Em7

E (1) G(m3) B(5) D(7)

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

 

Em7

E(1) G(m3) D(m7)

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

8

C

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G

C

 

Em11

E(1) G(m3) D(m7) A(11)

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

8

C

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G

C

 

Em9

E(1) G(3) B(5) D(m7) F#(9) NOTE: The B(5) is optional

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

8

C

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G

C

 

Em(9)11

E(1) G(m3) B(5) D(m7) F#(9) A(11)

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

8

C

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G

C

 

Em7

E(1) G(m3) D(7)

O

E

A

D

G

B

E

1

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C

F

2

F#/Gb

B

E

A

C#/Db

F#/Gb

3

G

C

F

A#/Bb

D

G

 

Em11

E(1) G(m3) D(7) F#(9)

O

E

A

D

G

B

E

1

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C

F

2

F#/Gb

B

E

A

C#/Db

F#/Gb

3

G

C

F

A#/Bb

D

G

 

Em7b5

E(1) G(m3) Bb (b5) D(m7)

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

8

C

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G

C

 

Em7b5

E(1) G(m3) Bb (b5) D(m7)

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

8

C

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G

C

 

 

Alternative voicings for the V chord

D7

D(1) F#(3) A(5) C(7)

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

 

D7

D(1) F#(3) A(5) C(7)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

 

D7

D(1) F#(3) A(5) C(7)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

13

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/AB

C

F

 

D7#9

D(1) F#(3) A(5) C(7) E# (#9)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

13

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/AB

C

F (E#)

 

D9

D(1) F#(3) A(5) C(7) E(9)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

13

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/AB

C

F

 

D13

D(1) F#(3) A(5) C(7) B(13)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

 

D9/13

D(1) F#(3) A(5) C(7) B(13)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

 

D7#5

D(1) F#(3) A#(#5) C(7)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

 

D7b9

D(1) F#(3) C (7) Eb(b9)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

13

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/AB

C

F

 

D7#5b9

D(1) F#(3) A#(#5) C(7) Eb(b9)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

13

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/AB

C

F

 

D7#5#9

D(1) F#(3) A#(#5) C(7) Eb(b9)

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

12

E

A

D

G

B

E

13

F

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/AB

C

F

 

D7b5

D(1) F#(3) Ab(b5) C(7)

9

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

E

G#/Ab

C#/Db

10

D

G

C

F

A

D

11

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

 

D9

D(1) F#(3) A(5) C(7) E(9)

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

 

D7#9

D(1) F#(3) C(7) E#(#9)

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F (E#)

A#/Bb

 

D7#9#5

D(1) F#(3) A#(#5) C(7) E#(#9)

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F (E#)

A#/Bb

 

D7b9

D(1) F#(3) A#(#5) C(7) Eb(b9)

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F (E#)

A#/Bb

 

D7b9#11

D(1) F#(3) A#(#5) C(7) Eb(b9) G#(#11)

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F (E#)

A#/Bb

 

D9/13

D(1) F#(3) C(7) E(9) B(13)

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

 

D13

D(1) F#(3) C(7) B(13)

4

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F#/Gb

B

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

5

A

D

G

C

E

A

6

A#/Bb

D#/Eb

G#/Ab

C#/Db

F

A#/Bb

7

B

E

A

D

F#/Gb

B

 

 

D13

D(1) F#(3) C(7) B(13)

4

F#/Gb

5

D

C

6

7

F#/Gb

B