Minor Pentatonic Scale

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These 5 basic minor pentatonic scale shapes are the same exact patterns for the major scale patterns, except they are associated with different chords.  The pictures on the left are the patterns with their suggested fingerings. The pictures on the right are the patterns with their CAGED chord counterpart they are associated with highlighted.

Memorize each pattern. You should be able to identify them by name and you should know exactly which note is their root note (marked by an “R” in the pictures on the right).

C Minor Scale Pattern

A Minor Scale Pattern

G Minor Scale Pattern

E Minor Scale Pattern

D Minor Scale Pattern