F Major Scale on Piano & Guitar + Chords in the Key of F Major

    🐒 Here's an agile F major scale reference which shows the notes and finger position on the piano keyboard. You'll also find the intervals and scale degrees that make up the F major scale.

    Plus, an interactive tool to play F major diatonic chords and a list of common chord progressions in the key of F major.

    🎸 You'll also find the F major scale on the guitar fretboard, with the notes, intervals or scale degrees, plus a way to highlight the scale at different positions on the fretboard using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system.

    → go to all major & minor scales

    The notes of the F major scale are F, G, A, B, C, D and E

    The relative minor of the F major scale is D minor


    F major scale piano layout & finger position

    Here's a piano keyboard showing the notes of the F major scale, followed by a visual for the finger position on the piano. Hit play to hear the notes of the F major scale up and down:

    • F
    • G
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    F
    G
    A
    D
    B♭
    E
    C
    F
    F
    C
    G
    D
    A
    E
    B♭
    F

    left hand

    right hand

    F Major Scale on Guitar

    🎸 Here you'll find a guitar fretboard representation with the notes of the F major scale , using standard guitar tuning: E A D G B E. You can show all notes, only the root notes, the intervals or the scale degrees:

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    You can also highlight specific scale positions on the guitar fretboard for the F major scale, using the CAGED system or the Three Notes Per String system (TNPS):

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    Chords in the key of F major
    (F major diatonic chords)

    The diatonic chords in the key of F major are: F major, G minor, A minor, B major, C major, D minor and E diminished

    Tap or use numbers 1 through 7 to trigger the chords. You can also tap to trigger the chord inversions or the 7th chords. This tool can be used as a chord progression generator.

    Common chord progressions in the key of F major

    Here's list of popular major key chord progressions along with the specific chords they represent in the key of F major. Again, you can use numbers 1 through 7 on your keyboard to trigger the different chords:

    I F maj
    IV B maj
    V C maj
    I F maj
    vi D min
    ii G min
    V C maj
    vi D min
    IV B maj
    I F maj
    V C maj
    I F maj
    iii A min
    IV B maj
    V C maj
    I F maj
    IV B maj
    vi E min
    V C maj
    ii G min
    V C maj
    I F maj
    I F maj
    vi D min
    IV B maj
    V C maj
    I F maj
    IV B maj
    ii G min
    V C maj
    iii A min
    vi D min
    ii G min
    V C maj
    I F maj
    V C maj
    vi D min
    IV B maj
    I F maj
    IV B maj
    V C maj
    I F maj
    I F maj
    V C maj
    ii G min
    iii A min

    Toggle F major scale intervals & scale degrees

    degrees notes intervals
    1: Tonic F Unison
    2: Supertonic G Major 2nd
    3: Mediant A Major 3rd
    4: Subdominant B Perfect 4th
    5: Dominant C Perfect 5th
    6: Submediant D Major 6th
    7: Leading Tone E Major 7th
    1: Octave/Tonic F Perfect 8th

    Popular Songs in the Key of F Major

    • Home Sweet Home by Mötley Crüe
    • The Scientist by Coldplay
    • Blank Space by Taylor Swift
    • Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
    • Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes by Paul Simon
    • Vision of Love by Mariah Carey
    • Janie's Got a Gun by Aerosmith
    • 21 guns by Green Day
    • We are the Champions by Queen
    • I Really Like You by Carly Rae Jepsen

    Major scale formula

    🔧 The major scales are constructed using this note pattern:

    • W-W-H-W-W-W-H
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    W = Whole step   H = Half step


    go to a different major or minor scale:

    C majorC majorD majorD majorE majorE majorF majorG majorG majorA majorA majorB majorB majorC major

    C minor C minor D minorD minorD minorE minorE minorF minorF minorG minorG minorA minorA minorA minorB minorB minor


    Piano Samples

    The piano samples used for this F major scale reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

    Drum Samples

    The drum samples used here are from “ Mailbox Badger : Public Domain Drum Samples : Vol. 2 ”by Mailbox Badger/Patrick Callan, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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