The F Major Scale piano keyboard is formed by playing the following notes in sequence: F, G, A, B flat, C, D, E, F. This scale can be played in any location on the piano beginning on an F.
F Major Scale Piano Keyboard
The fingering for the F major scale is as follows below:
Simply make sure that your 4th finger is on B flat always.
Left Hand fingering – 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1
Just read the numbers backwards for the descending left hand scale fingering.
F Major Scale Whole Steps and Half Steps
This scale is created the same way that any major scale is formed in Western Music. Therefore the same sequence of whole steps and half steps occurs in all 12 major scales.
A half step is the shortest distance possible between two notes on the piano keyboard. In addition, a whole step is comprised of 2 half steps.
So a major scale sequence in any key is:
WHOLE STEP, WHOLE STEP, HALF STEP, WHOLE STEP,
WHOLE STEP, WHOLE STEP, HALF STEP
Using the above whole step/half step sequence recognize that the F Major Scale follows this exactly.
F to G is a WHOLE STEP. From G to A is a WHOLE STEP. A to B-flat is a HALF STEP. Then from B-flat to C is a WHOLE STEP.
Next play C to D is as a WHOLE STEP. D to E is a WHOLE STEP. Finally, from E to F is a HALF STEP.
F Major Arpeggio
The F Major arpeggio on piano uses these notes in sequence.
Just begin with the notes F, A, C, F going upward
Then play the notes F, C, A, F going downward.
Now you are ready to view the piano video tutorial below for a full demonstration of the F major scale and arpeggio.