‘E Minor Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

E – G – A – B – D

The relative major of E minor is G 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 E minor pentatonic:

Open Position
E Minor Pentatonic Open Position Frets
E Minor Pentatonic Open Position Notes
2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)
E Minor Pentatonic 2nd Position Frets
E Minor Pentatonic 2nd Position Notes
4th Position (lowest fret is 4)
E Minor Pentatonic 4th Position Frets
E Minor Pentatonic 4th Position Notes
7th Position (lowest fret is 7)
E Minor Pentatonic 7th Position Frets
E Minor Pentatonic 7th Position Notes
9th Position (lowest fret is 9)
E Minor Pentatonic 9th Position Frets
E Minor Pentatonic 9th Position Notes
12th Position (lowest fret is 12)
E Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Frets
E Minor Pentatonic 12th Position Notes

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

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