The A Flat Minor Pentatonic scale contains the following notes:

Ab – Cb – Db – Eb – Gb

The minor pentatonic scale in general is one of the easiest and most useful scales to learn on the guitar. The Ab minor pentatonic scale can be used over Ab minor chords and songs in the key of Ab minor.

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

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 Ab minor pentatonic:

Ab Minor Pentatonic Scale in the Open Position

A Flat Minor Pentatonic Open Position Frets
A Flat Minor Pentatonic Open Position Notes

Ab Minor Pentatonic Scale CAGED Positions

Here are the 5 CAGED positions for the Ab minor pentatonic scale on the guitar (notes and tabs).

Ab Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 1st Position (lowest fret is 1)

A Flat Minor Pentatonic 1st Position Frets
A Flat Minor Pentatonic 1st Position Notes

Ab Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 4th Position (lowest fret is 4)

A Flat Minor Pentatonic 4th Position Frets
A Flat Minor Pentatonic 4th Position Notes

Ab Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 6th Position (lowest fret is 6)

A Flat Minor Pentatonic 6th Position Frets
A Flat Minor Pentatonic 6th Position Notes

Ab Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 8th Position (lowest fret is 8)

A Flat Minor Pentatonic 8th Position Frets
A Flat Minor Pentatonic 8th Position Notes

Ab Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 11th Position (lowest fret is 11)

A Flat Minor Pentatonic 11th Position Frets
A Flat Minor Pentatonic 11th Position Notes

Further Reading

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