‘E Major Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

E – F# – G# – B – C#

The relative minor of E major is C# 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 E major pentatonic:

Open Position

E Major Pentatonic Open Position Frets

E Major Pentatonic Open Position Notes

1st Position (lowest fret is 1)

E Major Pentatonic 1st Position Frets

E Major Pentatonic 1st Position Notes

4th Position (lowest fret is 4)

E Major Pentatonic 4th Position Frets

E Major Pentatonic 4th Position Notes

6th Position (lowest fret is 6)

E Major Pentatonic 6th Position Frets

E Major Pentatonic 6th Position Notes

9th Position (lowest fret is 9)

E Major Pentatonic 9th Position Frets

E Major Pentatonic 9th Position Notes

11th Position (lowest fret is 11)

E Major Pentatonic 11th Position Frets

E Major Pentatonic 11th Position Notes

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

E Major Scale

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