‘C Minor Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

C – Eb – F – G – Bb

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

Open Position
C Minor Pentatonic Open Position Frets
C Minor Pentatonic Open Position Notes
3rd Position (lowest fret is 3)
C Minor Pentatonic 3rd Position Frets
C Minor Pentatonic 3rd Position Notes
5th Position (lowest fret is 5)
C Minor Pentatonic 5th Position Frets
C Minor Pentatonic 5th Position Notes
8th Position (lowest fret is 8)
C Minor Pentatonic 8th Position Frets
C Minor Pentatonic 8th Position Notes
10th Position (lowest fret is 10)
C Minor Pentatonic 10th Position Frets
C Minor Pentatonic 10th Position Notes
12th Position (lowest fret is 12)
C Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Frets
C Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Notes

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

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