F Sharp Major Scale on guitar
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Everything You Need To Know About How To Play The F Sharp Major Scale

In today’s blog, we will talk about how to play the F Sharp major scale on guitar, we will explain the notes that are part of this scale, the formula, structure, and positions with diagrams to be better understood. 

Let’s begin!

F Sharp Major Scale Notes 

The F Sharp Major scale has the following notes:


It has this formula: 

Root – Major 2nd – Major 3rd – Perfect 4th – Perfect 5th – Major 6th – Major 7th


And  it follows the regular major scale structure of whole and half-step intervals:

Whole – Whole – Half – Whole – Whole – Whole – Half

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How To Play It?

  1. F# (F sharp): You can start with the F# note on the low E string, which is located at the 2nd fret.
  2. G# (G sharp): Next, play the G# note on the same string, which is at the 4th fret.
  3. A# (A sharp): Move to the A string and play the A# note at the 1st fret.
  4. B: On the A string, move to the 2nd fret to play the B note.
  5. C# (C sharp): Still on the A string, move to the 4th fret for the C# note.
  6. D# (D sharp): Switch to the D string and play the D# note at the 1st fret.
  7. E# (E sharp, which is essentially an F note): On the D string, move to the 2nd fret. Though it’s called E#, it’s played at the same position as an F note because E# is enharmonically equivalent to F.
  8. F# (Octave): Still on the D string, the F# note at the 4th fret will complete the one-octave scale.

The following diagrams are 5 caged positions meaning,  you keep the same pattern across the fretboard. The finger positions are the same you only will notice the sound is different as you move up and down the fretboard.

Position 2

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Position 3

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Position 6

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Position 7

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Position 10

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