There are many positions (ways, variants etc.) to play the G augmented (Gaug) mandolin chord. In this article you can find the most common mandolin chord positions – displayed on the slideshow above, fingered for your convenience. To help you understand how to play them, I have included step-by-step instructions, describing where to place each finger on the mandolin fret-board and what note this will produce. Finally, the article includes a chord chart with all possible mandolin chord positions for future reference, feel free to print it.
What is a G augmented (Gaug) chord?
The Gaug is a triad chord, i.e. it consists of three notes G-B-D# as following:
The Gaug is an augmented chord, because the interval between the root (note G) and the fifth (note D#) is an augmented fifth interval.
If you need a blank sheet paper to write it down in order to understand it, you can download one from theMandolinTuner free blank music paper sheet.
How to Practice chords on the mandolin
There are many good articles here at theMandolinTuner for practicing chords. I suggest you start with:
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Ok, it is now time to practice. Grab your mandolin and try to play these chord variants now, it is easy, just follow the instructions!
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