In this video lesson you will learn to play an F# guitar chord. The notes in this major chord are F# – root note, C# – perfect 5th, and A# – major 3rd. Check it out:
An F# guitar chord must always be played as a bar chord shape since there are no open strings that contain the notes we need for this chord. First you will learn a simple F#5 power-chord, beginning at the second fret of the E string (an F# note). Next, a fully barred F# major chord is demonstrated for you, with all the note locations explained:
Make sure you can hear each note ring out separately before you give it a strum. The next version of F# you learn is another barre chord, this time with an A string root note. On the 9th fret of A there is another F# note, and when you plays this along with the eleventh frets of D, G, and B, you get another F# major chord. This lesson concludes by showing you a “D-shaped” version of this F# chord, which is played only on the G, B and e strings.
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!