F major chord
F barre 1st
F barre 2nd
Try in a chord progression
F - Bb - C - Bb - F
Chords that sounds good together with F major
The primary chords that sound good to combine with F in chord progressions are: Gm, Am, Bb, C, Dm.
Chords that are likely to follow F major in progressions:
Finger position (F chord)
Index (1st) finger on 1st and 2nd (thinnest) strings, 1st fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 4th (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.
Theory of the F chord
The notes that the F chord consists of are F, A, C. The main presented version (XX3211) includes a doubled root, a third and a fifth.
To get F7 add Eb.
To get Fmaj7 add E.
To get F6 add D.
F/A (XX756X): A tip is to combine it with C/G (XX555X) and Bb/F (XX333X).
1st inversion: F/A (means that A is the bass note).
2nd inversion: F/C (means that C is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions
Assorted slash chords
Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:
Alternative chord names
F/E is identical with Fmaj7/E.
F/D is identical with F6/D and Dm7.
F/G is identical with Fadd9/G.
F (no3) is an F major with no third (A). F(no3) is theoretically identical with F5.
F (no5) is an F major with no fifth (C).
Written in tab format
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- 1 -
- 2 -
- 3 -
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