‘A Minor Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

A – C – D – E – G

The relative major of A minor is C 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 A minor pentatonic:

Open Position
A Minor Pentatonic Open Position Frets
A Minor Pentatonic Open Position Notes
2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)
A Minor Pentatonic 2nd Position Frets
A Minor Pentatonic 2nd Position Notes
5th Position (lowest fret is 5)
A Minor Pentatonic 5th Position Frets
A Minor Pentatonic 5th Position Notes
7th Position (lowest fret is 7)
A Minor Pentatonic 7th Position Frets
A Minor Pentatonic 7th Position Notes
9th Position (lowest fret is 9)
A Minor Pentatonic 9th Position Frets
A Minor Pentatonic 9th Position Notes
12th Position (lowest fret is 12)
A Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Frets
A Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Notes

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

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