‘B Flat Minor Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

Bb – Db – Eb – F – Ab

The relative major of Bb minor is Db major.

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

Bb Minor Pentatonic Scale CAGED Positions

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

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

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

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

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

Bb Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 6thPosition (lowest fret is 6)

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

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

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

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

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

Further Reading

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