The Major Pentatonic Scale for Guitar

Click on a Tab to View the Major Pentatonic Scale for Each Root Note

C Major Pentatonic Scale
D Major Pentatonic Scale
E Major Pentatonic Scale
F Major Pentatonic Scale
G Major Pentatonic Scale
A Major Pentatonic Scale
B Major Pentatonic Scale

The Major Pentatonic Scale is a 5 note scale. The major pentatonic guitar scale is usually played over major chords, and is used in rock music as well as country music.

The Major Pentatonic Scale uses the 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 notes of the major scale.

The diagram below shows the 5 Major Pentatonic Scale Patterns spread over the length of the guitar neck. Notice how the patterns connect to or overlap eachother. The diagram shows the A flat (Ab) Major Pentatonic Scale.

major pentatonic guitar scale diagram

The formula for the Major Pentatonic Scale is 1 whole step, 1 whole step, 1 and a half whole steps, 1 whole step, 1 and a half whole steps.


Major Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar Tabs