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Major Pentatonic Scale

The Major Pentatonic Scale is made up of only 5 notes, dispensing with the 4th and 7th notes, compared to the diatonic major scale. In reality, it is the same scale, but the fourth and seventh degree are dispensed with, to obtain a simpler and more stable scale, without excessive dissonances that could cause problems when executing an improvisation.

But this does not mean that the major pentatonic scale has stopped being used by the most famous guitarists. On the contrary, since this scale is one of the most popular in contemporary music.

As you can see in the example below, it is one of the easiest scales to use as it has fewer notes, and it sounds really good.

Example:

Major Pentatonic Scale

Arrangement of the Notes of the C Major Pentatonic Scale, Distributed over the Entire Fretboard of the Guitar. The green circles mark the Note Tonic, the blue ones the Dominant or 5th, and the yellow ones the Median or 3rd. You can see how the notes colored in green, blue and yellow form C Major chords.

Menu of Major Pentatonic Scale in all Possible Keys

C Major Pentatonic Scale on Guitar

The C major Pentatonic scale is made up of the following notes: C – D – E – G – A.

C Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

Db Major Pentatonic

The D Flat Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: D♭ – E♭ – F – G♭ – A♭ – B♭.

D Flat Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

D Major Pentatonic Scale

The D Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: D – E – F♯ – A – B.

D Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

Eb Major Pentatonic

The E Flat Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: E♭ – F – G – B♭ – C.

E Flat Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

E Major Pentatonic Scale

The E Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: E – F♯ – G♯ – B – C♯.

E Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

F Major Pentatonic Scale

The F Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: F – G – A – C – D.

F Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

F# Pentatonic

The F Sharp Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: F♯ – G♯ – A♯ – C♯ – D♯.

F Sharp

G Major Pentatonic Scale

The G Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: G – A – B – D – E.

G Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

Ab Major Pentatonic

The A Flat Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: A♭ – B♭ – C – E♭ – F.

A Flat

A Major Pentatonic Scale

The A Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: A – B – C♯ – E – F♯.

A Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

Bb Major Pentatonic

The B Flat Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: B♭ – C – D – F – G.

B Sharp

B Major Pentatonic

The B Pentatonic is made up of the following notes: B – C♯ – D♯ – F♯ – G♯.

B Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

Scales by Types in All Keys

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