Let’s look at how to play an F major chord on the piano. We’ll also learn the pattern for building any other major chord.
What Are Major Chords?
How to Play an F Major Chord on the Piano
To play an F major chord, we’ll play the first, third and fifth notes of the F major scale: F – A – C
We can use this pattern to build any other major chord! All we need to do is play the first, third and fifth notes of the matching major scale.
One way to play creatively with major chords is to use inversions. Inversions are when we rearrange the notes of a chord so the root, the note the chord is named after, is not at the bottom. You can learn all about inversions and how to play them here.
Other Chord Types
Some other chord types you can learn are:
Now you know how to play an F major chord on the piano, and you can use this knowledge to build any other major chord!
Using chords to learn and play the piano is a lot of fun, since chords give us lots of options at the piano for playing creatively!