‘D Minor Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

D – F – G – A – C

The relative major of D minor is F 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 D minor pentatonic:

Open Position
D Minor Pentatonic Open Position Frets
D Minor Pentatonic Open Position Notes
2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)
D Minor Pentatonic 2nd Position Frets
D Minor Pentatonic 2nd Position Notes
5th Position (lowest fret is 5)
D Minor Pentatonic 5th Position Frets
D Minor Pentatonic 5th Position Notes
7th Position (lowest fret is 7)
D Minor Pentatonic 7th Position Frets
D Minor Pentatonic 7th Position Notes
10th Position (lowest fret is 10)
D Minor Pentatonic 10th Position Frets
D Minor Pentatonic 10th Position Notes
12th Position (lowest fret is 12)
D Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Frets
D Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Notes

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