Does anyone know what the big G chord is?

Does anyone know what the big G chord is? I can’t find it in my chord book or online. The extra note is a D which is the fifth. Is there such a chord as Gadd5?

It’s under the “Stuck 3&4 Chords” in Module 8, Lesson 1

This chord already contains the 5th, it’s just its octave that is added. I’m not sure “add5” chords as such exist.

In short, no.

The 5 is an intrinsic part of the chord construction.
!, 3, 5 is the formula for all major chords (triads).
On occasion the 5 can be omitted - this happens mainly with extended chords such as, for example, Bmin11 whose formula is 1, b3, 5, b7, 9, 11 and in actual reality can be played as sparsely as 1, b3, b7, 11.
The 5 can be dropped but you would never say it is added.
Hope that helps.
Cheers :smiley:
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