F major (or the key of F) is a major scale based on F, with the pitches F, G, A, B, C, D, and E. Its key signature has one flat. Its relative minor is D minor and its parallel minor is F minor.

F major
F-major d-minor.svg
Relative keyD minor
Parallel keyF minor
Dominant keyC major
SubdominantB-flat major
Component pitches
F, G, A, B, C, D, E

The F major scale is:

\override Score.TimeSignature #'stencil = ##f
\relative c' {
  \clef treble \key f \major \time 7/4 f4 g a bes c d e f e d c bes a g f2
  \clef bass \key f \major
} }

F major is the home key of the English horn, the basset horn, the horn in F, the trumpet in F and the bass Wagner tuba. Thus, music in F major for these transposing instruments is written in C major. Most of these sound a perfect fifth lower than written, with the exception of the trumpet in F which sounds a fourth higher. (The basset horn also often sounds an octave and a fifth lower.)

Notable compositions in F majorEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to F major at Wikimedia Commons