The A Major pentatonic scale contains the following notes:

A – B – C# – E – F#

The relative minor of A major is F# minor. Therefore, the A Major pentatonic scale contains the same notes as the F# minor pentatonic scale.

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

The best way to practise any guitar scale is to memorize the individual positions along the fretboard. Let’s look at the open position for A Major Pentatonic, as well as the 5 CAGED positions.

A Major Pentatonic Scale in the Open Position

A Major Pentatonic Open Position Frets
A Major Pentatonic Open Position Notes

A Major Pentatonic Scale CAGED Positions

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

A Major Pentatonic Scale in the 2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)

A Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Frets
A Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Notes

A Major Pentatonic Scale in the 4th Position (lowest fret is 4)

A Major Pentatonic 4th Position Frets
A Major Pentatonic 4th Position Notes

A Major Pentatonic Scale in the 6th Position (lowest fret is 6)

A Major Pentatonic 6th Position Frets
A Major Pentatonic 6th Position Notes

A Major Pentatonic Scale in the 9th Position (lowest fret is 9)

A Major Pentatonic 9th Position Frets
A Major Pentatonic 9th Position Notes

A Major Pentatonic Scale in the 11th Position (lowest fret is 11)

A Major Pentatonic 11th Position Frets
A Major Pentatonic 11th Position Notes

That covers the CAGED positions for the A Major pentatonic scale. Click on the following links to read more about arpeggios and related materials.

Further Reading

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