F is a musical note, the fourth above C. It is also known as fa in fixed-do solfège.
When calculated in
equal temperament with a reference of A above middle C as 440 Hz, the frequency of Middle F (F4) is approximately 349.228 Hz. See pitch (music) for a discussion of historical variations in frequency.
Designation by octave [ edit ]
Helmholtz designation Bilinear music notation
-1 F͵͵͵ or ͵͵͵F or FFFF
0 F͵͵ or ͵͵F or FFF
1 F͵ or ͵F or FF
Common scales beginning on F [ edit ]
F Major: F G A B ♭ C D E F
F Natural Minor: F G A ♭ B ♭ C D ♭ E ♭ F F Harmonic Minor: F G A
♭ B ♭ C D ♭ E F F Melodic Minor Ascending: F G A
♭ B ♭ C D E F F Melodic Minor Descending: F G A
♭ B ♭ C D ♭ E ♭ F F
Dorian: F G A ♭ B ♭ C D E ♭ F
E sharp [ edit ]
E is a common ♯ enharmonic equivalent of F, but is not regarded as the same note. E ♯ is commonly found before F ♯ in the same measure in pieces where F ♯ is in the key signature, in order to represent a diatonic, rather than a chromatic semitone; writing an F ♮ with a following F ♯ is regarded as a chromatic alteration of one scale degree.
See also [ edit ]