‘C Sharp Major Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

C# – D# – E# – G# – A#

The relative minor of C# major is A# minor.

For an in depth lesson on the theory behind the major 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. As none of the notes in C# major pentatonic can be played on the open strings, there is no ‘open position’ for this particular scale. Let’s look at the 5 moveable positions for C# major pentatonic:

1st Position (lowest fret is 1)

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 1st Position Frets

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 1st Position Notes

3rd Position (lowest fret is 3)

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Frets

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Notes

6th Position (lowest fret is 6)
C Sharp Major Pentatonic 6th Position Frets
C Sharp Major Pentatonic 6th Position Notes
8th Position (lowest fret is 8)

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 8th Position Frets

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 8th Position Notes

10th Position (lowest fret is 10)

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 10th Position Frets

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 10th Position Notes

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

C# Major Scale

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