Diatonic Chords of F Major Scale

How to create diatonic chords in 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.

f major scale diatonic chords

 

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:

f major scale diatonic chords

All major scales follow this chord quality 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. (1, 4 and 5 chords in major scales will always be major chords. 2, 3 and 6 chords will always be minor chords. 7 chord in major scale will always be diminished chord.)

The seven diatonic chords in the F major key 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 harmonize the F major scale.

Other Major Scale Diatonic Chords

Diatonic Chords in C Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in C Sharp Major Scale / D Flat Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in D Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in E Flat Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in E Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in F Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in F Sharp Major Scale / G Flat Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in G Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in A Flat Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in A Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in B Flat Major Scale
Diatonic Chords in B Major Scale / C Flat Major Scale

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