Major pentatonic scale

A A# B C (default) C# D D# E F F# G G#
Notes
C D E G A play notes
Intervals
W W WH W WH
Semitones
1 3 5 8 10
Scale degrees
1 2 3 5 6

Guitar neck

This guitar neck shows the notes of the major pentatonic scale.

E B G D A E 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 E G A C D E G A C D C D E G A C D E G A G A C D E G A C D E D E G A C D E G A C A C D E G A C D E G E G A C D E G A C D
1 e  E |---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|
2 B  - |-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|
3 G  G |---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|
4 D  D |---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|
5 A  A |---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|
6 E  E |---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|---|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|---|-C-|---|-D-|---|
         1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  

Shapes

These CAGED scale patterns help you learn the major pentatonic scale as it relates to standard CAGED chords. For instance, Pattern 1 will correspond to a C chord.

Pattern 1

E A D G B E 0 1 2 3 E G A C D E G A C D E G
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Pattern 2

E A D G B E 2 3 4 5 6 G A C D E G A C D E G A
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Pattern 3

E A D G B E 5 6 7 8 A C D E G A C D E G A C
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Pattern 4

E A D G B E 7 8 9 10 C D E G A C D E G A C D
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Pattern 5

E A D G B E 9 10 11 12 13 D E G A C D E G A C D E
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