The F Major Chord:
It may take some time for your fingers to develop enough strength to play the F major chord clearly. This is usually the case with most students, so don’t feel bad. You’ll get it. So, take your time and be careful not to stress your hand in the process, as this will only delay your progress.
- Know how to play 3 different fingerings for an F Major Chord.
- Know how to play a I-IV-V chord progression in the Key of C.
- Know how to use an A minor chord as a substitute for F Major.
- Know how to play a simple 3/4 beat strumming pattern.
- Know how to play Amazing Grace in 5 Keys.
- Know how to move the F triad shape up and down the neck.
- Know how to add your third and fourth fingers to form a full F major chord.
- Know how to move the full F chord shape up and down the neck just as you did with the triad.
The F Major Triad is a semi-barre that will help you develop the necessary finger strength for playing a full barre chord later. Use an F Major triad for songs until you can play the full chord. You should only strum the strings that your fingers are pushing down on the fretboard when playing triads. Do not strum any open strings.
TIP: It will be easier to play the F Major chord if you…
- Use light gauge guitar strings.
- Use an electric or nylon stringed guitar instead of a steel-stringed acoustic guitar.
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