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How to form diatonic chords of F major scale?

F Major Scale

F – G – A – B♭ – C – D – E – F are the notes of the F major scale.

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Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.

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F Major Diatonic Chords

These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the F major scale.

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Each major scale diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number, and follows the same pattern:

I,  ii,  iii,  IV,  V,  vi, viiº

f major scale diatonic chords

We use uppercase roman numeral numbers to represent major chords, lowercase to represent minor chords, uppercase with a small plus sign to represent augmented chords, and lowercase with a small circle to represent diminished chords.

Firstfourth and fifth chords of a major scale will always be major chordsSecondthird and sixth chords of a major scale will always be minor chordsSeventh chord of a major scale will always be diminished chords.

The seven diatonic chords formed from the key of F major are:

I.  F – A – C (F major chord)

ii.  G – B♭ – D (G minor chord)

iii.  A – C – E (A minor chord)

IV.  B♭ – D – F (B♭ major chord)

V. C – E – G (C major chord)

vi.  D – F – A (D minor chord)

viiº.  E – G – B♭ (E diminished chord)

These are the chords that are diatonic to the F major scale. They are directly related to the F major key and make a harmonic sound for music in the same key.

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