The F# chord (F sharp Major) is most commonly played on the 2nd fret of the guitar, as a root 6 bar chord. None of the notes in the F# chord can be played on open strings, so there is no way to play F# as an open chord.

The F# chord is enharmonically the same as Gb Major.

Some Quick F# Chord Theory

  • The F# Major chord contains the notes F#, A# and C#.
  • The F# Major chord is produced by playing the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the F# Major scale.
  • The F sharp Major chord (just like all Major chords) contains the following intervals (from the root note): Major 3rd, minor 3rd, Perfect 4th (back to the root note).
  • The F# chord is the first chord in the key of F sharp Major. The seven chords in the key of F sharp Major are: F#, G#m, A#m, B, C#, D#m, E# diminished. 

10 Ways To Play The F# Major Chord

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

F# Chord 10 Shapes

Further Reading

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