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The F Chord – How to build it on Guitar, Ukulele and Piano

In this article I will explain how to build and play the F chord in all its variations and instruments (guitar, ukulele and piano) in a very simple way.

F chord [Musical explanation]

🙏 Before we dive into how to build the F chord on guitar, let me ask you for 2 minutes to explain to you the theory behind it:

F chord pentagram staff stave

First of all, the F triad chord, like any other chord, can be major or minor.

Likewise, if we add its seventh we would obtain the F seventh chord (tetrad):

F7 chord pentagram staff stave

F Major Chord

The F major chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: major triad.
  • Formule: 1 3 5.
  • Music notes: F (1) A (3) C (5).
  • Chords to play with: IV (B♭) y V (C).
F chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

F major guitar chord

Ukulele

f ukulele

Piano

F major chord piano

F Minor Chord (Fm)

The F minor chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: minor triad.
  • Formule: 1 ♭3 5.
  • Music notes: F (1) A♭ (♭3) C (5).
  • Chords to play with: iv (B♭m) y v (Cm).
Fm chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

F minor guitar chord

Ukulele

Fm ukulele

Piano

Fm piano chord

F Major Seventh Chord (Fmaj7)

The F major 7th chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: tetrad.
  • Formule: 1 3 5 7.
  • Music notes: F (1) A (3) C (5) E (7).
  • Chords to play with: IVmaj7 (B♭maj7) y V7 (C7).

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

Fmaj7 guitar chord

Ukulele

Fmaj7 ukulele

Piano

Fmaj7 piano chord

F Dominant Seventh Chord (F7)

The F dominant 7th chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: major tetrad.
  • Formule: 1 3 5 ♭7.
  • Music notes: F (1) A (3) C (5) E♭ (♭7).
  • Chords to play with: IVmaj7 (B♭maj7) y V7 (Cm7).
F7 chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

F7 guitar chord

Ukulele

F7 ukulele

Piano

F7 piano chord

F Minor Seventh Chord (Fm7)

The F dominant 7th chord is defined by the following notes:

  • Type: tetrad.
  • Formule: 1 ♭3 5 ♭7.
  • Music notes: F (1) A♭ (♭3) C (5) E♭ (♭7).
  • Chords to play with: v (C#m7).
Fm7 chord pentagram staff stave

Which presents the following diagram on the guitar:

Fm7 guitar chord

Ukulele

Fm7 ukulele

Piano

Fm7 piano chord