‘G Major Pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

G – A – B – D – E

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

Open Position

G Major Pentatonic Open Position Frets

G Major Pentatonic Open Position Notes

2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)

G Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Frets

G Major Pentatonic 2nd Position Notes

4th Position (lowest fret is 4)

G Major Pentatonic 4th Position Frets

G Major Pentatonic 4th Position Notes

7th Position (lowest fret is 7)

G Major Pentatonic 7th Position Frets

G Major Pentatonic 7th Position Notes

9th Position (lowest fret is 9)

G Major Pentatonic 9th Position Frets

G Major Pentatonic 9th Position Notes

12th Position (lowest fret is 12)

G Major Pentatonic 12th Position Frets

G Major Pentatonic 12th Position Notes

Quick Links:

Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

G Major Scale

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