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F Lydian Mode

This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and parent scale for the F Lydian mode. For an overview of all the major scale modes, see Basics of Guitar Modes.

Notes of F Lydian

F Lydian is the fourth mode of the C major scale and is a major mode. It’s the only Lydian mode that contains all natural notes with no sharps or flats.

F – G – A – B – C – D – E

F Lydian Formula

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMajor 3rdAugmented 4thPerfect 5thMajor 6thMajor 7th
NotesFGABCDE

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the F Lydian mode.

Position 1

Fretboard diagram for F Lydian scale, position 1
Guitar tab F Lydian mode, position 1

Position 2

Fretboard diagram for F Lydian scale, position 2
Guitar tab F Lydian mode, position 2

Position 3

Fretboard diagram for F Lydian scale, position 3
Guitar tab F Lydian mode, position 3

Position 4

Fretboard diagram for F Lydian scale, position 4
Guitar tab F Lydian mode, position 4

Position 5

Fretboard diagram for F Lydian scale, position 5
Guitar tab F Lydian mode, position 5

F Lydian Chords

DegreeIIIiiiivĀ°Vvivii
ChordFGAmBdimCDmEm
Chord NotesF – A – CG – B – DA – C – EB – D – FC – E – GD – F – AE – G – B

Parent Scale

The parent scale of F Lydian is the C major scale (Ionian mode).

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