D# Pentatonic Minor

D#m pentatonic scale for guitar.
The D sharp 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, 11th fret.

D# Pentatonic Minor 2 octaves

D# Pentatonic Minor scale diagram

D# Pentatonic Minor full fretboard

D# Pentatonic Minor scale whole guitar neck diagram

D# Pentatonic Minor with note names

D# Pentatonic Minor scale with note letters diagram
Notes: D# - F# - G# - A# - C# Intervals: 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 D#
b3 F#
4 G#
5 A#
b7 C#

The second and the sixth degrees are omitted, for the reason that the degrees are based on the natural Minor seven-note scale.

The interval formula (3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2) can be expound into specific notes of the scale.

Notes (ascending) Interval
D#-F# m3
D#-G# P4
D#-A# P5
D#-C# m7

Abbreviations are used: M / m stands for major / minor and P stands for perfect.

Notes (descending) Interval
D#-C# M2
D#-A# P4
D#-G# P5
D#-F# M6

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 D# Pentatonic Minor is relative to F# Pentatonic Major. Both scales include the same notes but has different root notes.

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

  • D#m
  • F#
  • G#m7
  • A#m7
  • C#5

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the D# Pentatonic Minor scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (B) in G#m7 and the fifth (F) in A#m7 are not included in the scale.

Related to this scale is the D# Pentatonic Minor add2, adding the 2nd degree. It can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 D# Unison Tonic
2 E# Major second Supertonic
b3 F# Minor third Mediant
4 G# Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 A# Perfect fifth Dominant
b7 C# Minor seventh Subtonic

The D# Pentatonic Minor add2 scale, is identical to the D# Minor except for missing the major 6th interval.

Start the audio and play along! Use notes from the scale in the diagram above.

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D sharp Pentatonic Minor scale first shape ascending.

D# Pentatonic Minor scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.