A# Pentatonic Minor scale

A#m pentatonic scale for guitar.
The A sharp 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, 6th fret.


2 octaves

A# pentatonic minor scale diagram Notes: A# - C# - D# - F - G# Intervals: 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 A#
b3 C#
4 D#
5 F
b7 G#

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:

  • A#m
  • C#
  • D#m7
  • Fm7
  • G#5

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the A# Pentatonic Minor scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (F#) in D#m7 and the fifth (C) in Fm7 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 A# Pentatonic Minor is relative to C# Pentatonic Major. Both scales include the same notes but has different root notes.