Ab Pentatonic Minor scale

Abm pentatonic scale for guitar presented by diagram.
The A flat Pentatonic Minor is a five-note scale. The diagram shows a fingerboard with the notes in the scale. Darker color marks the root notes. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 4th fret.

Abm

2 octaves

Ab pentatonic minor scale diagram Notes: Ab - B - Db - Eb - Gb Intervals: 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

1 Ab
b3 B
4 Db
5 Eb
b7 Gb

The second and the sixth degrees are omitted, for the reason that the degrees are based on the natural Minor seven-note scale.

Some of the chords that are related to this scale are listed here:

  • Abm
  • B
  • Dbm7
  • Ebm7
  • Gb5

The tones in these chords corresponds to the tones of the Ab Pentatonic Minor scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (E) in Dbm7 and the fifth (Bb) in Ebm7 are not included in the scale.

The notes in the scale can be described as intervals, written as 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 from the first note to the first in next octave.
The Ab Pentatonic Minor is relative to B Pentatonic Major. Both scales include the same notes but has different root notes.

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

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A flat scales categories

Ab Major Ab Minor Ab Melodic Minor Ab Harmonic Minor Ab Pentatonic Major Ab Pentatonic Minor Ab Dorian Ab Gypsy Major Ab Gypsy Minor