B Pentatonic Minor scale

Bm pentatonic scale for guitar.
The B 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, 7th fret.


2 octaves

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

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 B
b3 D
4 E
5 F#
b7 A

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:

  • Bm
  • D
  • Em7
  • F#m7
  • A5

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the B Pentatonic Minor scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (G) in Em7 and the fifth (C#) in F#m7 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 B Pentatonic Minor is relative to D Pentatonic Major. Both scales include the same notes but has different root notes.