Left-Handed F Major Guitar Scales


F Major guitar scale for left-handed players: how to play all main positions. Convenient tabs and charts next.

Left-Handed F Major Guitar Scale

F Major scale is a musical scale with a main root note E. This scale consists of eight notes: F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, and F. These notes are played in a specific order, going up and down in a pattern.

Scales have many positions and patterns on the guitar fretboard. To better memorize and practice scales divide them into “box” patterns. These patterns are played within 4-5 frets and no more than 3 notes per string.

Next, we will look at the most common “boxes” between 0 and 12th fret. After the 12th fret scale patterns are repeated.

How to Play Left-Handed F Major Scale

To play F Major scales on left-handed guitar use the chart below. The symbols indicate on which fret which string to press and which right-hand fingers to use.

How To Play Scales

Note: The charts below show the basic finger positions. But you may be more comfortable playing a particular scale in a different way. Try, practice and you’ll find the most suitable scheme for you.

To play accurately and quickly, try to play compactly with minimal hand and finger movement.

Left-Handed F Major Scale Positions

Scale positions are not determined by the fret number as with chords, but by the note at which the pattern begins.

The F Major scale is an exception. Its 1st position begins on the first fret of the sixth string.

For simplicity, I will associate the scale positions with the fret numbers.

1st position:

The 1st position of the F Major scale matches the 1st fret of the 6th string. So, start playing from this note: 1st fret of the 6th string.

Left-Handed F Major Guitar Scale First Position

On 5th fret:

On the 5th fret, start playing the scale with the index finger.

Left-Handed F Major Guitar Scale on 5th Fret

On 8th fret:

On the 8th fret, start playing the scale with the middle finger.

Left-Handed F Major Guitar Scale on 8th Fret

Basic Major Left-Handed Guitar Scales