F Major Scale On Guitar

F Major range for guitar. The F Major is a seven-note range. Notes are displayed in the fingerboard diagram via blue color with the root notes indicated by darker shade. The root notes are constantly F tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 1st worry.

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F Major 2 octaves

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F Major full fretboard

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F Major note names

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The range shown through its numeric formula and also range levels.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 F Unison Tonic
2GMajor secondSupertonic
3AMajor thirdMediant
4BbPerfect fourthSubdominant
5 C Perfect fifth Dominant
6 D Sixth Submediant
7 EMajor seventhLeading tone

The interval formula (2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1) have the right to be expound right into particular notes of the scale.

Notes (ascending) Interval
F-G M2
F-A M3
F-Bb P4
F-C P5
F-D M6
F-E M7
Notes (descending) Interval
F-E m2
F-D m3
F-C P4
F-Bb P5
F-A m6
F-G m7

Abbreviations are used: M / m represents significant / minor and P stands for perfect.

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The main three-note and also four-note chords that are regarded this range are the following:

F XX3211 Fmaj7 XX3210
Gm 355333 Gm7 353333
Am X02210 Am7 X02010
Bb X13331 Bbmaj7 X1323X
C X32010 C7 X32310
Dm XX0231 Dm7 XX0211
Edim X7898X Em7b5 X7878X

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the F Major range in which F is the tonic triad and also Fmaj7 the tonic 7th chord. The second and also fourth columns include short notations for the chords in the initially and 3rd columns respectively. These are based on prevalent methods to play the chord, but tright here are various other options. See even more about this notation system on the FAQ page.


The F Major consists of salso notes. These deserve to be defined as intervals, as semi-notes or measures on the guitar fingerboard, composed as 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 from the initially note to the following octave. The range have the right to be played on the guitar from various starting positions in which F functions as the root tone. The F Major is loved one to D Minor, which suggests that both scales include the exact same notes however via different tonal facility.The F Major is the same with the F Ionian mode.F Major deserve to additionally be composed E# Major; these are enharmonic tricks. F Major includes one level whereas E# Major has elalso sharps (including four double-sharp notes), which renders the former much easier to review.


Three notes per string exercise based on F Major range.

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The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.


The F range presented in sheet music notation.

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The sheet music consists of two octaves played ascending and descfinishing. In musical notation, the crucial of F is indicated by its essential signature through one flat.


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