F5 chord

F5 chords (F power chord) for guitar in different forms, including shapes with alternative bass note.



F5 chord diagram

The diagram shows a popular way to play F5, involving two strings. The root note is on the 6th string. The chord consists of the notes F and C.

Alternative shapes without a double octave note

F5 power chords

F5 with a double octave


  • F5 in close position


  • F5 in close position

F5 alternative chords


  • F5/C

Theory and information

Try in a chord progression

F5 - C5 - G5

Chord names

F5 is also called F power chord. F5/C is an inverted version of the chord.

Notes in the chord

The notes that the F5 chord consists of are F, C.
When it is played with three notes the F note is duplicated on a higher octave.

Written in tab format (main version)

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