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The F major scale has only one flat note (Bb), making it one of the easiest scales for beginners. It is frequently found in guitar music. The relative minor scale of F major is D minor. The notes that make up the F major scale are the same ones used for the G doric mode, A phyrigian, Bb lydian, C mixolydian, D aeolian, and E 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
    F7
 
ii
    Gm
II7
    G7
ii7b5
    Gm7b5 
iii
    Am
III7
    A7 
bIII
    Ab 
IV
    Bb 
ii7b5/iii
    Bm7b5 
iv
    Bbm
V
    C
V7
    C7
v
    Cm
vi
    Dm
VI7
    D7 
bVI
    Db 
vii
    Edim
vii7b5 
    Em7b5 
bVII
    Eb