Learn how to play a new minor scale on guitar with this step-by-step F minor scale guitar lesson. You’ll learn scale positions, how the scale works, and more!
F Minor Scale Guitar Lesson
F minor scale notes
There are seven notes in the F natural minor scale, and 4 of them are flats.
F minor scale formula
The formula for the F Minor Scale and every other minor scale is 1-2-b3-4-5-b6-b7.
F Minor Scale Intervals (Half and Whole steps)
The half and whole step sequence for the F Minor Scale and every other minor scale is:
Scale degrees of the F minor scale
F Minor Chord
The F Minor Chord is the root chord (the 1st chord) in the F Minor Scale.
Relative major of F minor
The relative major of F minor is G# major.
How to play the F Minor Scale
You can play the F Minor Scale on guitar by finding the F note and following the minor scale formula, which results in the notes F-G-Ab-Bb-C-Db-Eb.
By doing this you’ll end up with countless positions and shapes for the F minor scale.
As for this lesson, you’ll look at the F minor scales’ CAGED positions and some related resources.
F Minor Scale CAGED Positions
Modes of F minor
The 7 modes of the F minor scale are:
- F Aeolian
- G Locrian
- Ab Ionian
- Bb Dorian
- C Phrygian
- Db Lydian
- Eb Mixolydian