The key of F Major has one flat – Bb
The notes in an F Major scale are as follows
F – G – A – Bb – C – D – E
f you are interested in learning about modes and guitar scales, it should be pointed out that the F major scale is effectively the same scale as the F ionian scale. For the purpose of the series of lessons on guitar modes, we are going to treat F ionian and F major as an identical scale.
Positions On The Guitar:
Lets look at the F Major scale in the Open position.
Now of course, let’s look at the 5 positions on the fretboard for F Major.
The first one is in the 1st position (the lowest fret is fret 1)
The next one is in the 5th position (the lowest fret is fret 5)
The next one is in the 6th position (the lowest fret is fret 6)
The next one is in the 9th position (the lowest fret is fret 9)
The next one is in the 12th position (the lowest fret is fret 12)
So there you have all the positions on the guitar fretboard for playing the F Major scale. Practice practice practice!
For more information on major scales check out the post a complete guide to major scales on the guitar.
Also check out the post, guitar modes explained.
Here are the 7 modes in the key of F Major:
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