The C Major pentatonic scale contains the following notes:

C – D – E – G – A

The relative minor of C Major is Eb minor. Therefore, the C Major pentatonic scale contains the same notes as the Eb 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 C Major Pentatonic, as well as the 5 CAGED positions.

C Major Pentatonic Scale in the Open Position

C Major Pentatonic Open Position Frets
C Major Pentatonic Open Position Notes

C Major Pentatonic Scale CAGED Positions

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

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

C Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Frets
C Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Notes

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

C Major Pentatonic 5th Position Frets
C Major Pentatonic 5th Position Notes

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

C Major Pentatonic 7th Position Frets
C Major Pentatonic 7th Position Notes

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

C Major Pentatonic 9th Position Frets
C Major Pentatonic 9th Position Notes

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

C Major Pentatonic 12th Position Frets
C 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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