ii iii IV V Triads in F Major

This progression features 4 chords in the key of F, but we’re not actually playing an F chord. Since we never play the tonic (F), there is some unresolved tension. Within the context of a full song, this progression works well as a verse section or bridge that eventually resolves to an F chord, but is also a cool (and simple) progression on its own.

Since this progression starts with the 2nd chord in F (G minor), a G Dorian mode works well over it.

If you’re new to modes, a G Dorian scale is the F Major scale, but just starting (and ending) on the 2nd note.

G Dorian Mode (2 options):
G Dorian Mode