F# Major scale

F sharp Major scale for guitar.
The F# Major is a seven-note scale. Notes are displayed in the diagram with blue color with the root notes indicated by darker color. The root notes are always F# tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 2nd fret.

F#

2 octaves

F# Major scale diagram Notes: F# - G#- A# - B - C# - D# - E# Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 F# Unison Tonic
2 G# Major second Supertonic
3 A# Major third Mediant
4 B Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 C# Perfect fifth Dominant
6 D# Sixth Submediant
7 E#Major seventh Leading tone

The seventh degree is written as E#, which is the same as F. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.

The main three-note and four-note chords that are related to this scale are the following:

F# 244322 F#maj7 XX4321
G#m 466444 G#m7 464444
A#m X13321 A#m7 X13121
B X24442 Bmaj7 X24342
C# X46664 C#7 X46464
D#m X68876 D#m7 X68676
Fdim XX3464 Fm7b5 XX3444

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the F# Major scale.

The F sharp Major consists of seven notes. These can be described as intervals, as semi-notes or steps on the guitar fingerboard, written as 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 from the first note to the next octave.
The scale can be played on the guitar from different starting positions in which F# functions as the root tone.
The F# Major is relative to D# Minor, which means that both scales include the same notes but with different tonal center.
The F# Major is identical with the F# Ionian mode.

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

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The F sharp scale presented in sheet music notation.

F# Major scale with musical notes

The sheet music includes two octaves played ascending and descending. In musical notation, the key of F# is indicated by its key signature with six sharps.