F Piano Chord: 1 Minute Lesson

F piano chordIn today’s quick piano tutorial I’m going to teach you how to play an F piano chord in 1 minute. The F chord is a super easy chord to play and knowing it will help you play lots of songs on the piano. Let’s get started learning right now (video, diagram, and extra tips below).

This is lesson #5 in a 12 part series where I teach you how to play all 12 major chord on the piano. You can check out the rest of the lessons below.


F Piano Chord Video

Here’s a short video you can watch where I show you how to play the F piano chord. Why not take 1 minute and watch it. Then scroll down for all kinds of extra tips for playing the piano and also using the F chord.


Additional Tips To Help You Play the F Major Chord On Piano

1. The F chord is all white notes just like the C chord and the G chord.

2. In order to develop your muscle memory quickly you’ll want to remain consistent with what fingers you choose to play the F chord with.

3. Try to use your thumb, middle finger, and pinky in each hand when you first start playing this chord. These are called fingers 1, 3, and 5 (Thumbs are called finger 1 in each hand.)

4. If you want to learn how to play some cooler variations on major piano chords i recommend you check out this how to spice up your major chords piano lesson.

F Piano Chord Diagram

Sometimes it’s easier to learn a new piano chord when you see a diagram of the piano. So, heres a diagram of what the F piano chord looks like. The blue colored notes are the notes you’ll play. For your reference, middle C is the white note all the way on the left of the keyboard.

F piano chord

More Major Piano Chords To Learn

As I mentioned before, this is lesson #5 in a 12 part series where I teach you how to play all 12 major chord on the piano. Here are the links to the rest of the lessons.

How to play a C piano chord

How to play a Db piano chord

How to play a D piano chord

How to play an Eb piano chord

How to play an E piano chord

So much of the patterns we see in all styles of music are just bits and pieces of scales and chords. Thats why spending time learning all your major chords and major scales will be very helpful for you while learning piano. If you want to learn more about playing and building major scales, I recommend you check out this major scale construction lesson.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this F piano chord lesson. Spend some quality time mastering it in both your left and right hands. I’ll be putting the rest of the major chord lessons up on the site very soon. Keep checking back for the latest updates. Thanks and happy practicing!!


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  1. medina on March 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Love the Piano Lessons Steve Nixon, I’ve searched and searched for lessons all over the internet and these are the best I have found. We desperately need a piano player at our church and I can’t afford lessons so i’ve looked everywhere to try and learn so i could play for the church. I hope to comment at a later time with a fantastic testimony to just how good this program is. Thanks so much Steve

  2. Tomas Skaba on September 4, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Excellent professional piano lessons for beginners, intermediate.
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    Thank you.
    Kind Regards

    • Steve Nixon on January 10, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      So happy you find this useful Tomas!

  3. Maggie West on September 4, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Hi Steve,

    I just wanted to give you a shout-out and let you know its so so great that you are posting these wonderful instructions. I have recently begun giving piano lessons myself, and think its so important for people who cannot afford lessons or do not have the time to find an instructor to have a way to learn. I’m sure we both know how music can improve lives and help people with self confidence and expressions. So hat off to you. Thanks again.


  4. BernieA on July 30, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Wow, a really detailed lesson on how to find chords. I doubt, after your lessons, that a student would struggle to find and learn chords. Kudos for being thorough.

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