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The F sharp major scale has six sharps (F#, G#, A#, C#, D#, and E#), the same amount of flats its enharmonic equivalent -G flat major- has (Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb). Neither of these keys is regularly used in guitar music: guitar pieces (as well as most pieces for string instruments) are usually written considering the resonance of the instrument and the comfort of the player. Neither is used in orchestral music regularly either. It is an acceptable key for piano pieces, given its easy fingering.

The relative minor scale of F# major (Gb major) is D# minor (Eb minor). The notes that make up the scale are the same ones used for the G# doric mode, Bb phrygian, B lydian, C# mixolydian, and F locrian.

Below you will find the seven shapes that you can use to play the F# major scale on your guitar. You will also find a table of chords you can use with the F# major scale, together with their harmonic function.



F# major
Pattern I


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F# major
Pattern II

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F# major
Pattern III

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F# major
Pattern IV

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F# major
Pattern V

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F# major
Pattern VI

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F# major
Pattern VII

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The following chords can be played when using the F# major scale.

I
F#
I7
F#7
ii
G#m
II7
G#7
ii7b5
G#m7b5
iii
Bbm
III7
Bb7
bIII
A
IV
B
ii7b5/iii
Cm7b5
iv
Bm
V
C#
V7
C#7
v
C#m
vi
D#m
VI7
Eb7
bVI
D
vii
Fdim
vii7b5
Fm7b5
bVII
E