Minor Pentatonic Guitar Scales

1st (Root) Position

The Minor Pentatonic Scale is a five note scale derived from the Minor Scale.

Intervals used: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 7th

 

A Minor Pentatonic Scale


1st Position Pentatonic Scale

A minor Scale starting at the 5th fret e|---------------------------------------------5-----------------------------| B|------------------------------------5--6--8--------------------------------| G|---------------------------5--7--8-----------------------------------------| D|---------------------5--7--------------------------------------------------| A|------------5--7--8--------------------------------------------------------| E|---5--7--8-----------------------------------------------------------------| A minor Pentatonic Root Position (1st) e|-------------------------------------------5---8---------------------------| B|-----------------------------------5---8-----------------------------------| G|---------------------------5---7-------------------------------------------| D|-------------------5---7---------------------------------------------------| A|-----------5---7-----------------------------------------------------------| E|---5---8-------------------------------------------------------------------| G minor Pentatonic Root Position (1st Position) e|-------------------------------------------3---6---------------------------| B|-----------------------------------3---6-----------------------------------| G|---------------------------3---5-------------------------------------------| D|-------------------3---5---------------------------------------------------| A|-----------3---5-----------------------------------------------------------| E|---3---5-------------------------------------------------------------------| B minor Pentatonic Root Position (1st) e|-------------------------------------------7---10--------------------------| B|-----------------------------------7---10----------------------------------| G|---------------------------7---9-------------------------------------------| D|-------------------7---9---------------------------------------------------| A|-----------7---9-----------------------------------------------------------| E|---7---10----------------------------------------------------------------- E minor Pentatonic Root Position (1st) Position - Open e|-----------------------------------------------0---3-----------------------| B|--------------------------------------0---3--------------------------------| G|------------------------------0---2----------------------------------------| D|---------------------0---2-------------------------------------------------| A|------------0---2----------------------------------------------------------| E|---0---3-------------------------------------------------------------------| E minor Pentatonic Root Position (1st) at the 12 Fret e|-----------------------------------------------------12---15---------------| B|-------------------------------------------12---15-------------------------| G|---------------------------------12---14-----------------------------------| D|-----------------------12---14---------------------------------------------| A|-------------12---14-------------------------------------------------------| E|---12---15-----------------------------------------------------------------|