The F augmented chord (F+) is an F Major chord, with a raised 5th. It contains the notes F, A and C#.

The F+ is most commonly played with the root note on the 8th fret of the 5th string.

Each note of the F augmented chord is separated by an interval of a Major 3rd. Because every interval inside the F augmented chord is identical, it is known as a symmetrical chord. Another way of looking at this is as follows – If you play an F augmented chord starting from any of the notes inside the F+ chord, the new chord will contain the same notes as the F augmented chord:

  • The F augmented chord contains the notes F, A, C#
  • The A augmented chord contains the notes A, C#, E# (E sharp is the same as F)
  • The C# augmented chord contains the notes C#, E# (same as F), A#

Some Quick F+ Chord Theory

  • The F augmented chord contains the notes F, A and C#.
  • The F+ chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and sharp 5th note of the F Major scale.
  • The F augmented chord (just like all augmented chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, Major 3rd, Major 3rd (back to the root note).
  • F augmented is an F chord, with the C raised to C#.
  • The F augmented chord resolves naturally to the Bb minor or Bb Major chord.

10 Ways To Play The F Augmented Chord

If you’ve come to this page just to view some chord diagrams for F+, here they are.

F Augmented Chord 10 Ways

Further Reading

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