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Mastering the major pentatonic scale

The major pentatonic scale is an incredibly useful scale.

It has the formula: 1 2 3 5 6

Have a look below. As you can see, I’ve worked out the notes of this scale in most keys you will solo in…

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  • C maj pent: C D E G A
  • F maj pent: F G A C D
  • Bb maj pent: Bb C D F G
  • Eb maj pent: Eb F G Bb C
  • Ab maj pent: Ab Bb C Eb F
  • Db maj pent: Db Eb F Ab Bb
  • Gb maj pent: Gb Ab Bb Db Eb
  • Cb maj pent: Cb Db Eb Gb Ab
  • G maj pent: G A B D E
  • D maj pent: D E F# A B
  • A maj pent: A B C# E F#
  • E maj pent: E F# G# B C#
  • B maj pent: B C# D# F# G#
  • F# maj pent: F# G# A# C# D#
  • C# maj pent: C# D# E# G# A#

And here are five useful fingerings. I’ve written them out for G major pentatonic…

Fingering One

Mastering the major pentatonic scale

Fingering Two

Mastering the major pentatonic scale

Fingering Three

Mastering the major pentatonic scale

Fingering Four

Mastering the major pentatonic scale

Fingering Five

Mastering the major pentatonic scale