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F Sharp Major Scale

This scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions, chords, and modes for the F Sharp 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 Sharp Major scale contains 1 natural and 6 sharp notes.

F# – G# – A# – B – C# – D# – E#

Scale Formula

The scale formula for the F Sharp Major scale is:

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

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMajor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMajor 6thMajor 7th
NotesF#G#A#BC#D#E#

Scale Structure

F Sharp 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

F Sharp major scale whole step half step structure

Scale Positions

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

Position 1

F sharp major scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

F sharp major scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

F sharp major scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

F sharp major scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

F sharp major scale position 5 diagram

Chords in the Key of F Sharp Major

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

DegreeIiiiiiIVVviviiĀ°
ChordF#G#mA#mBC#D#mE#dim
Chord NotesF# – 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

Modes

The following are the modes of F Sharp 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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  • 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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