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
The scale formula for the F Major scale is:
Root – Major 2nd – Major 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Major 6th – Major 7th
|Intervals||Root||Major 2nd||Major 3rd||Perfect 4th||Perfect 5th||Major 6th||Major 7th|
F Major is a major scale, so it follows the major scale structure of whole and half step intervals:
W W H W W W H
The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the F Major scale.
Chords in the Key of F Major
When you harmonize the F Major scale you get the following chords:
|Chord Notes||F – A – C||G – B♭ – D||A – C – E||B♭ – D – F||C – E – G||D – F – A||E – 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)