D# Pentatonic Major scale

D sharp pentatonic scale for guitar.
The D# Pentatonic Major is a five-note scale. The fingerboard diagram shows the scale notes with root notes in darker color. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 11th fret.


2 octaves

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

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 D#
2 F
3 G
5 A#
6 C

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:

  • D#
  • Fm7
  • Gm7
  • A#sus4
  • Cm

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the D# Pentatonic Major scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (G#) in Fm7 and the fifth (D) in Gm7 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 D# Pentatonic Major is relative to C Pentatonic Minor. Both scales include the same notes but with different root notes.