B Pentatonic Major
B pentatonic scale for guitar.
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 Pentatonic Major 2 octaves
B Pentatonic Major full fretboard
B Pentatonic Major with note names
Shape 1 (6th position)
Shape 5 (4th position)
The scale and its scale degrees.
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.
Abbreviations are used: M / m stands for major / minor and P stands for perfect.
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.
Some of the chords that are related to this scale are listed here:
The tones in these chords correspond 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.
Related to this scale is the B Pentatonic Major add4, adding the 4th degree. It can be displayed as follows:
The B Pentatonic Major add4 scale, is identical to the B Major except for missing the major 7th interval.
Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.Normal tempo:
B Pentatonic Major scale first shape ascending.
The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.