The D flat Major pentatonic scale contains the following notes:

Db – Eb – F – Ab – Bb

The relative minor of Db Major is Bb minor. Therefore, the Db Major pentatonic scale contains the same notes as the B flat minor pentatonic scale.

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

Db 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 Db 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 Db Major pentatonic.

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

D Flat Major Pentatonic 1st Position Frets
D Flat Major Pentatonic 1st Position Notes

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

D Flat Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Frets
D Flat Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Notes

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

D Flat Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Frets
D Flat Major Pentatonic 3rd Position Notes

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

D Flat Major Pentatonic 8th Position Frets
D Flat Major Pentatonic 8th Position Notes

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

D Flat Major Pentatonic 10th Position Frets
D Flat Major Pentatonic 10th Position Notes

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

Further Reading

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