G Flat Major Guitar Scale - Left Handed Pattern Diagrams

The G Flat Major scales consists of seven notes.

These notes are as follows

Gb - Ab - Bb - Cb - Db - Eb - F

The G Flat Major scale is a diatonic scale, which simply means as you work through the scale you do so in one of two steps.

The two steps are

  • Whole Step (W)
  • Half Step (H)

The G Flat Major step intervals are

Whole - Whole - Half - Whole - Whole - Whole - Half

Or to simplify

W - W - H - W - W - W - H

The 5 Patterns of the G Flat Major Scale - Left Handed

A pattern is a set of notes that are played one after the other. There are five different patterns that can be played in G Flat Major, each of which are inter-connected across the fretboard.

The notes of the scale are displayed on the fretboard by the light grey circles, with the darker blue circles highlighting the root notes. The root notes are always G Flat tones. The numbers on each circle indicate which finger should play the note. The patterns are as follows

Left Handed Pattern 1

Left Handed G Flat Major Scale 1st Position

Left Handed Pattern 2

Left Handed G Flat Major Scale 4th Position

Left Handed Pattern 3

Left Handed G Flat Major Scale 6th Position

Left Handed Pattern 4

Left Handed G Flat Major Scale 8th Position

Left Handed Pattern 5

Left Handed G Flat Major Scale 10th Postion

Related Chords for the G Flat Major Scale

In order to work out which chords are related to the G Flat Major Scale, we simply build a list of chords based on the degree on the scale.

The following chords are all related to the G Flat Major Scale. Knowing which chords are related to the G Flat Major Scale is very useful as any of these chords will work well over the scale.

Degree Chord Type Scale Note Tonic Chord Tonic 7th Chord
1 maj Gb Gbmaj Gbmaj7
2 m Ab Abm Abm7
3 m Bb Bbm Bbm7
4 maj Cb Cbmaj Cbmaj7
5 maj Db Dbmaj Dbmaj7
6 m Eb Ebm Ebm7
7 dim F Fdim Fdim7

Songs in the Key of G Flat Major

There are a huge number of songs in the key of G Flat Major, here is just a small selection of well known songs by some of the biggest artists.

  • Would? by Alice In Chains
  • No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door by Guns N' Roses
  • Can You Feel It by The Jackson Five
  • It Hurts Me Too by Eric Clapton

Scales Related to G Flat Major