The B flat Major pentatonic scale contains the following notes:

Bb – C – D – F – G

The relative minor of Bb major G minor. Therefore, the Bb Major pentatonic scale contains the same notes as the G 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 Bb Major Pentatonic, as well as the 5 CAGED positions.

Bb Major Pentatonic Scale in the Open Position

B Flat Major Pentatonic Open Position Frets
B Flat Major Pentatonic Open Position Notes

Bb Major Pentatonic Scale CAGED Positions

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

Bb Major Pentatonic Scale in the 3rd Position (lowest fret is 3)

B Flat Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Frets
B Flat Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Notes

Bb Major Pentatonic Scale in the 5th Position (lowest fret is 5)

B Flat Major Pentatonic 5th Position Frets
B Flat Major Pentatonic 5th Position Notes

Bb Major Pentatonic Scale in the 7th Position (lowest fret is 7)

B Flat Major Pentatonic 7th Position Frets
B Flat Major Pentatonic 7th Position Notes

Bb Major Pentatonic Scale in the 10th Position (lowest fret is 10)

B Flat Major Pentatonic 10th Position Frets
B Flat Major Pentatonic 10th Position Notes

Bb Major Pentatonic Scale in the 12th Position (lowest fret is 12)

B Flat Major Pentatonic 12th Position Frets
B Flat Major Pentatonic 12th Position Notes

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

Further Reading

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