Easy F Chords

Easy Way To Play F Chord On Guitar

One of the hardest chords for beginners to play is the F chord, and it just so happens that it comes up a lot in the songs you’ll be looking to learn.

So instead of struggling to play a barre chord that kills your fingers, we’re going to show you some easy replacements you can learn in 3 minutes that sounds almost the same as the full barre chord.

Get ready because it’s going to shock you how easy this is…

The Easiest F Chord

Easiest F Chord

Finger Positions For The Easiest F Chord

  1. Index finger: 1st fret, 2nd string
    Place your index finger on the 1st fret of the 2nd string
  2. Middle finger: 2nd fret, 3rd string
    Place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string
  3. Ring finger: 3rd fret, 4th string
    Place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 4th string
  4. Play chord
    Strum the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings

By the way: If you need help understanding chord charts, check out our guide by clicking here.

Slightly Harder, But Still Easier F Chord

Simple F Chord

Finger Positions

  1. Index finger: barre the 1st and 2nd strings on the 1st fret
    Use your index finger to barre the 1st and 2nd strings on the 1st fret
  2. Middle finger: 2nd fret, 3rd string
    Place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string
  3. Ring finger: 3rd fret, 4th string
    Place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 4th string
  4. Play chord
    Strum all strings, except for the 5th and 6th strings

Easy F Chord (that sounds almost identical to the barre chord)

Easy F Chord

Finger Positions

  1. Index finger: barre the 1st and 2nd strings on the 1st fret
    Use your index finger to barre the 1st and 2nd strings on the 1st fret
  2. Middle finger: 2nd fret, 3rd string
    Place your middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string
  3. Ring finger: 3rd fret, 5th string
    Place your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string
  4. Pinky finger: 3rd fret, 4th string
    Place your pinky finger on the 3rd fret of the 4th string
  5. Play chord
    Strum all strings, except for the 6th string

This Is How To Learn The F Chord…

Now that you’ve tried out a few variations and can see they sound great, you’re going to want to practice them on a regular basis.

We would recommend starting off with the easiest F chord (above) and then working down the list.

This is because with time it’ll become far easier for you to play the full F barre chord once you’ve mastered the 3rd version of the F chord we included.

If you bookmark this page (hold ctrl and press D), it’ll be far easier for you to find this page again once you progres onto the next F variation – so we would highly recommend doing that.

And let us know as you progress in the comments below!

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