F major chord

F major chord for guitar in alternative shapes and barre chords.
More F chord categories: Fm | F7 | Fmaj7 | Fm7


  • F chord diagram

F (alt.)

  • F chord diagram

F barre 1st

  • F barre chord diagram

F barre 2nd

  • F barre chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

F - Bb - C - Bb - F

Chords that sounds good together with F major

The primary chords that sound good in a chord progression with F is: Gm, Am, Bb, C, Dm.

Finger position (F chord)

Index (1st) finger on 2nd and 1st (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 an F chord consists of is F, A, C.
To get F7 add D#.
To get Fmaj7 add E.
To get F6 add D.


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

Written in tab format

- 1 -
- 1 -
- 2 -
- 3 -
- - -
- - -

Alternative shapes and voicings

Here are other ways to play F major:

F chord diagram

Another shape: XX756X

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