Bb Pentatonic Minor

Bbm pentatonic scale for guitar.
The B 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, 6th fret.

Bb Pentatonic Minor 2 octaves

Bb Pentatonic Minor scale diagram

Bb Pentatonic Minor full fretboard

Bb Pentatonic Minor scale whole guitar neck diagram

Bb Pentatonic Minor with note names

Bb Pentatonic Minor scale with note letters diagram
Notes: Bb - Db - Eb - F - Ab Intervals: 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 Bb
b3 Db
4 Eb
5 F
b7 Ab

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:

  • Bbm
  • Db
  • Ebm7
  • Fm7
  • Ab5

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Bb Pentatonic Minor scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (Gb) in Ebm7 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 Ab Pentatonic Minor is relative to Db 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.

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

B flat Pentatonic Minor scale first shape ascending.

Bb Pentatonic Minor scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.