‘G sharp minor pentatonic’ contains the following notes:

G# – B – C# – D# – F#

The relative major of G# minor is B Major.

The minor pentatonic scale in general is one of the easiest and most useful scales to learn on the guitar. The G# minor pentatonic scale can be used over G# minor chords and songs in the key of G# minor.

For an in depth lesson on the theory behind the minor pentatonic scale, read the post on pentatonic scales.

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# minor pentatonic:

G# Minor Pentatonic Scale in the Open Position

G Sharp Minor Pentatonic Open Position Frets
G Sharp Minor Pentatonic Open Position Notes

G# Minor Pentatonic Scale CAGED Positions

Here are the 5 CAGED positions for the G# minor pentatonic scale on the guitar (notes and tabs).

G# Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 1st Position (lowest fret is 1)

G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 1st Position Frets
G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 1st Position Notes

G# Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 4th Position (lowest fret is 4)

G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 4th Position Frets
G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 4th Position Notes

G# Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 6th Position (lowest fret is 6)

G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 6th Position Frets
G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 6th Position Notes

G# Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 8th Position (lowest fret is 8)

G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 8th Position Frets
G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 8th Position Notes

G# Minor Pentatonic Scale in the 11th Position (lowest fret is 11)

G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 11th Position Frets
G Sharp Minor Pentatonic 11th Position Notes

Further Reading

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