‘D Major Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

D – E – F# – A – B

The relative minor of D major is B 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. Let’s look at the open position and the 5 moveable positions for D major pentatonic:

Open Position

D Major Pentatonic Open Position Frets

D Major Pentatonic Open Position Notes

2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)

D Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Frets

D Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Notes

4th Position (lowest fret is 4)

D Major Pentatonic 4th Position Frets

D Major Pentatonic 4th Position Notes

7th Position (lowest fret is 7)

D Major Pentatonic 7th Position Frets

D Major Pentatonic 7th Position Notes

9th Position (lowest fret is 9)

D Major Pentatonic 9th Position Frets

D Major Pentatonic 9th Position Notes

11th Position (lowest fret is 11)

D Major Pentatonic 11th Position Frets

D Major Pentatonic 11th Position Notes

 

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

D Major Scale

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