|The Key of F Major:
to chords Chords based on the F Major Scale: F, G,
A, B flat, C, D, E and F
Note: It is recommended that you learn the basic chords in the key of C Major first, before learning any of the other keys, since the page for the key of C teaches the basic theory behind chord construction. More theory is included in the key of G lesson also. The rest of the lessons operate under the assumption that you already understand the theory presented in the first two lessons.
The basic chords for the key of F Major are based on the triad (1st, 3rd and 5th) except for the C 7th chord which is based on four different notes. The chords in the key of F are in the same order as presented in the other keys with the only difference being that it has been transposed to a new key. So, in order to transpose something from the key of C into the current key, all you need to do is use the chart of the same number. For example: the basic chords from chart 1 in the key of C can be transposed to the basic chords in the key of F by using chart 1 of the key of F. The same is true for the remaining chord charts 2 through 5.
The key of F has one flat. That is the B flat.
Skip to chords You have some substitute chords below in the next chart. The same rules apply in this key that you have already applied from the previous keys.
Skip to chords Now let's move on to the 9th chords. Notice that on the C 9th chord we use double digits in the fret numbers in the numeric chart. Numeric charts that contain double digit fret numbers will have the fret numbers separated by commas.
Skip to chords Okay, let's move on to the suspended 2nd and suspended 4th chords.
The Key of D Minor: Chords based on the D Harmonic Minor Scale
Explanation: Skip to
Chords The relative minor key to
the Key of F is D Minor. The following chords in Chart 5 are based on the
D Harmonic Minor Scale. The D Harmonic Minor Scale is comprised of the
following notes: D, E, F, G, A, B flat, C sharp and D
Explanation: Skip to 6th chords
The thing to remember about diminished chords is that they can be referred to by any note that is contained within them. For example: The G Sharp Diminished Chord contains a G sharp, B, D and an F. There fore, it could also be referred to as a B Diminished, D Diminished, or an F Diminished chord in sheet music with guitar chord charts. The same rule also applies to augmented chords.
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Some of you may have noticed that a sixth chord also has the same notes contained within them as its relative minor 7th. For example a C 6th has the same notes as an A Minor 7th. The only difference is usually the root tone. A C 6th has the following notes in this order: C, E, G, and A. An A Minor 7th has A, C, E and G. Notice that they have the same notes, just a different starting point.