F Major

F MajorThe Chord of F Major is one of the trickiest to learn at first, but once you’ve cracked it you will progress alot faster. Like C it’s usually known as just F. Here’s how it is formed:

Strumming the F with the C

The great thing about the F Chord is it is the brother of the C Chord, meaning that they sound great together. Using the diagram below and the audio file, practice switching between them. Remember too keep the count as even as possible. It may help you to count out loud.

If you are just starting out you might first think that the change is impossible, but believe me it isn’t. Just keep practicing daily. If you get frustrated take a break. You will get there eventually; it’s just a matter of hard work. Once you get to the end of the pattern below, start over and keep repeating it until your fingers start bleeding or you get completely bored! These chords will come in handy later on. They are so widely used that learning them and a few others will open the possibility of playing thousands of songs.

F               C
D   D   D   D   D   D   D   D
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +