Diatonic Chords of F Major Scale
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.
Diatonic chords are formed by stacking two generic third notes above each scale note.
F Major Diatonic Chords
These are the seven major scale diatonic chords that come from the F major scale.
Each major scale diatonic chord is labelled with a roman numeral number, and follows the same pattern:
I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, viiº
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.
First, fourth and fifth chords of a major scale will always be major chords. Second, third and sixth chords of a major scale will always be minor chords. Seventh 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 Flat 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.
Categories: Major Scale Diatonic Chords