C Minor Pentatonic Positions on the Guitar

‘C Minor Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

C – Eb – F – G – Bb

The relative major of C minor is Eb major.

For an in depth lesson on the theory behind the minor 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 minor pentatonic:

Open Position

C Minor Pentatonic Open Position Frets

C Minor Pentatonic Open Position Notes

3rd Position (lowest fret is 3)

C Minor Pentatonic 3rd Position Frets

C Minor Pentatonic 3rd Position Notes

5th Position (lowest fret is 5)

C Minor Pentatonic 5th Position Frets

C Minor Pentatonic 5th Position Notes

8th Position (lowest fret is 8)

C Minor Pentatonic 8th Position Frets

C Minor Pentatonic 8th Position Notes

10th Position (lowest fret is 10)

C Minor Pentatonic 10th Position Frets

C Minor Pentatonic 10th Position Notes

12th Position (lowest fret is 12)

C Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Frets

C Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Notes

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar


 

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