The Minor Pentatonic Scale for Guitar

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

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

The minor pentatonic guitar scale is a five note scale used often in rock lead guitar riffs and soloing, and is usually played over chord progressions that start with a minor chord.

The Minor Pentatonic Scale uses the 1, 3b, 4, 5, and 7b notes from the major scale.

The diagram below shows the 5 Minor Pentatonic Scale Patterns spread over the length of the guitar neck. The diagram shows the patterns for the F Minor Pentatonic Scale.

minor pentatonic guitar scale diagram

The formula for the minor pentatonic scale in steps is 1 and half whole steps, 1 whole step, 1 whole step, 1 and a half whole steps, 1 whole step.


Minor Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Minor Pentatonic Scale Guitar Tabs