C Major Pentatonic Positions on the Guitar

‘C Major Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

C – D – E – G – A

The relative minor of C major is A minor.

For an in depth lesson on the theory behind the major pentatonic scale, read the post on pentatonic scales.

Positions Along The Fretboard:

The best way to practice any guitar scale is to memorize the individual positions along the fretboard. Let’s look at the open position and the 5 moveable positions for C major pentatonic:

Open Position

C Major Pentatonic Open Position Frets

C Major Pentatonic Open Position Notes

2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)

C Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Frets

C Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Notes

5th Position (lowest fret is 5)

C Major Pentatonic 5th Position Frets

C Major Pentatonic 5th Position Notes

7th Position (lowest fret is 7)

C Major Pentatonic 7th Position Frets

C Major Pentatonic 7th Position Notes

9th Position (lowest fret is 9)

C Major Pentatonic 9th Position Frets

C Major Pentatonic 9th Position Notes

12th Position (lowest fret is 12)

C Major Pentatonic 12th Position Frets

C Major Pentatonic 12th Position Notes

 

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

C Major Scale


 

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