A# Pentatonic Major

A sharp pentatonic scale for guitar.
The A# Pentatonic Major is a five-note scale. The fingerboard diagram shows the scale notes with root notes in darker color. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 6th fret.

A# Pentatonic Major 2 octaves

A# Pentatonic Major scale diagram

A# Pentatonic Major full fretboard

A# Pentatonic Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

A# Pentatonic Major with note names

A# Pentatonic Major scale with note letters diagram
Notes: A# - C - D - F - G Intervals: 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 A#
2 C
3 D
5 F
6 G

The fourth degree is omitted, as well as the seventh, since the degrees are based on the regular Major seven-note scale.

The interval formula (2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3) can be expound into specific notes of the scale.

Notes (ascending) Interval
A#-C M2
A#-D M3
A#-F P5
A#-G M6
Notes (descending) Interval
A#-G m3
A#-F P4
A#-D m6
A#-C m7

Abbreviations are used: M / m stands for major / minor and P stands for perfect.

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

  • A#
  • Cm7
  • Dm7
  • Fsus4
  • Gm

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the A# Pentatonic Major scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (D#) in Cm7 and the fifth (A) in Dm7 are not included in the scale.

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

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

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

A sharp Pentatonic Major scale first shape ascending.

A# Pentatonic Major scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.