Here is your 5 positions for the major/minor pentatonic. bear in mind the relative minor/major (check our circle of fifths guide). Due to this, you essentially learn both scales at once! our example is the C Major/A minor pentatonic; to transpose, move the pattern up to the desired root note. Example, if you wanted to play D Major, start the Major Position 1 on the 10th fret of your guitar.

Minor Position 1/Major Position 5:

Minor Position 2/Major Position 1:

Minor Position 3/Major Position 2:

Minor Position 4/Major Position 3:

Minor Position 5/Major Position 4:

Practice these positions in various keys until you feel comfortable moving on. then head over to our Major scale lesson!

 

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