The C sharp Major pentatonic scale contains the following notes:

C# – D# – E# – G# – A#

The relative minor of C# major is A# minor. Therefore, the C# Major pentatonic scale contains the same notes as the A sharp minor pentatonic scale.

For an in depth lesson on the theory behind the major pentatonic scale, read the post on pentatonic scales.

C# Major Pentatonic Scale CAGED Positions

The best way to practise 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 CAGED positions for C# Major pentatonic.

C# Major Pentatonic Scale in the 1st Position (lowest fret is 1)

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 1st Position Frets
C Sharp Major Pentatonic 1st Position Notes

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

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Frets
C Sharp Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Notes

C# Major Pentatonic Scale in the 6th Position (lowest fret is 6)

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 6th Position Frets
C Sharp Major Pentatonic 6th Position Notes

C# Major Pentatonic Scale in the 8th Position (lowest fret is 8)

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 8th Position Frets
C Sharp Major Pentatonic 8th Position Notes

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

C Sharp Major Pentatonic 10th Position Frets
C Sharp Major Pentatonic 10th Position Notes

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

Further Reading

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