The F guitar chord can be a challenge for many beginners to learn, but if you follow this easy guitar chord lesson you will see that it’s not too bad with a little practice. An F major chord is made up of the notes F (root note), A (major 3rd), and C (perfect 5th).
This guitar lesson begins first with an F5 powerchord, which is probably the easiest way to play F major, since you only need to hold down two different notes (F – root and C – 5th). After this we take a look at holding down a full F major barre chord on your guitar:
The guitar chord TAB for F major looks like this:
The challenge is to hold down this chord and get a clean sound, especially with the notes the index finger is barring, because the strings will make a buzz sound if not fretted hard enough! Another cool way to hold an F chord is by using your thumb:
After playing these F guitar chord patterns we take a look at some other ways to play F major – as a powerchord beginning on the D string, and as a Barre chord with an A string root (8th fret). Be sure to get your free printable easy chords book right here!