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F Major Scale

This scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the F Major scale on guitar. For an in-depth lesson on the major scale, see Major Scale Patterns, Positions and Theory.

Notes of F Major Scale

The F Major scale contains 1 flat and 6 natural notes.

F – G – A – B♭ – C – D – E

Scale Formula

The scale formula for the F Major scale is:

Root – Major 2nd – Major 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Major 6th – Major 7th

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMajor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMajor 6thMajor 7th

Scale Structure

F Major is a major scale, so it follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:


F major scale whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the F Major scale.

Position 1

E major scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

F major scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

F major scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

F major scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

F major scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of F Major

When you harmonize the F Major scale you get the following chords:

Chord NotesF – A – CG – B♭ – DA – C – EB♭ – D – FC – E – GD – F – AE – G – B♭

Relative and Parallel Scales

Relative Minor of F Major: D Minor | D – E – F – G – A – B♭ – C

Parallel Minor of F Major: F Minor | F – G – A♭ – B♭ – C – D♭ – E♭


The following are the modes of F Major:

  • F Ionian (Major)
  • G Dorian (Minor)
  • A Phrygian (Minor)
  • B♭ Lydian (Major)
  • C Mixolydian (Major)
  • D Aeolian (Minor)
  • E Locrian (Minor)
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Guitar Key Guide

Guitar Key Guide is a valuable reference for quickly determining the chords and scale patterns for all major and minor keys. It includes the following:

  • Basics of diatonic harmony and key theory
  • Chords for all the major and minor keys (5 shapes for each chord based on the CAGED system)
  • 5 patterns of the major and minor scales for each major and minor key
  • Theory behind building key chords from major and minor scales
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