F chords for guitar

F → F13

Chords in F

All F chords are derived from the F Major Scale which consists of 1 flat - Bb, and reads: F - G - A - Bb - C - D - E

E Major key signature
Scale of F Major
F G A Bb C D E
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
  9th   11th   13th  

F - F major (1-3-5)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C)


F7 - F seventh (1-3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd (A), 5th(C), b7th(Eb)


Fm - F minor (1-b3-5)

Spelling: 1st(F), b3rd (Ab), 5th(C)


Fm7 - F minor seventh (1-b3-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(F), b3rd (Ab), 5th(C), b7th(Eb)


Fmaj7 (F Δ 7 ) - F major seventh (1-3-5-7)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), 7th(E)


Fsus4 (Fsus) - F suspended fourth (1-4-5)

Spelling: 1st(F), 4th(Bb), 5th(C) - No third


F7sus4 (F7+4) - F seventh suspended fourth (1-4-5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(F), 4th(Bb), 5th(C), b7th(Eb) - No third


F6 - F sixth (1-3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), 6th(D)


Fm6 - F minor sixth (1-b3-5-6)

Spelling: 1st(F), b3rd(Ab), 5th(C), 6th(D)


F9 - F ninth (1-3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), b7th(Eb), 9th(G)


Fm9 - F minor ninth (1-b3-5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(F), b3rd(Ab), 5th(C), b7th(Eb), 9th(G)


Fmaj9 (F  ⃤  9 ) - F major ninth (1-3-5-7-9)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), 7th(E), 9th(G)


F6/9 - F six 9 OR F major sixth added ninth (1-3-5-6-9)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), 6th(D), 9th(G)


F7#9 (F7+9) - F seventh augmented ninth (1-3-5-b7-#9)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), b7th(Eb), #9th(G#)


F7b9 (F7-9) - F seventh flat nine or F seventh minor ninth (1-3-5-b7-b9)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), b7th(Eb), b9th(Gb)


Faug (F+) - F augmented (1-3-#5)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), #5th(C#)

More on augmented chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions.


F7#5 (F7+5) - F seventh augmented fifth (1-3-#5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), #5th(C#), b7th(Eb)


Fdim (Fº) - F diminished (1-b3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(F), b3rd(Ab), b5th(B)


Fdim7 (Fº7) - F diminished seventh (1-b3-b5-bb7)

Spelling: 1st(F), b3rd(Ab), b5th(B), bb7th(D)

More on diminished 7th chords and why they can be played using similar shapes in a variety of positions... the 1st position is the most popular.


F-5   F diminished fifth (1-3-b5)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), b5th(B)


F7b5 (F7-5) - F seventh diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), b5th(B), b7th(Eb)


F9b5 (F9-5) - F ninth diminished fifth (1-3-b5-b7-9)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), b5th(B), b7th(Eb), 9th(G)


F11 - F eleventh (1-3-5-b7-9-11)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), b7th(Eb), 9th(G), 11th(Bb)


F13 - F thirteenth (1-3-5-b7-9-13)

Spelling: 1st(F), 3rd(A), 5th(C), b7th(Eb), 9th(G), 13th(D)

Please Note: Because 13th chords are made up of 7 notes, they are impossible to play on a 6 string guitar. In the charts above we have not included the 11th note as this is a dominant 13th chord and the 11th note (Bb) conflicts with the 3rd note (A) by a semitone.

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