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.
The main alternatives for the F major is the full bar fingering (133211) or the small bar fingering (XX3211).
The alternative shape XX321X uses inside strings. The first string should be omitted and muted with the side of the index finger.
F/A (XX756X): A tip is to combine it with C/G (XX555X) and Bb/F (XX333X).
F/D (XX0211): The F with D as bass note can also be played as XX0565, an F chord at the 5h fret, which also can be written FV.
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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