B Pentatonic Major scale

B pentatonic scale for guitar presented by diagram.
The B Pentatonic Major is a five-note scale. The diagram shows a fingerboard with the scale notes. Darker color marks the root notes, which are B tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 7th fret.

B

2 octaves

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

The scale and its scale degrees.

1 B
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.

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

  • B
  • C#m7
  • D#m7
  • F#sus4
  • G#m

The tones in these chords corresponds to the tones of the B Pentatonic Major scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (E) in C#m7 and the fifth (A#) in D#m7 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 B 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.

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B scales categories

B Major B Minor B Melodic Minor B Harmonic Minor B Major Pentatonic B Minor Pentatonic B Dorian B Gypsy Major B Gypsy Minor