The Minor Pentatonic Scale for Guitar

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

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

C
D
E
F
G
A
B

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

The diagram below shows the 5 Minor Pentatonic Scale Patterns spread over the length of the guitar neck using 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 Melodic Patterns

Connecting Minor Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Minor Pentatonic Scale Guitar Tabs