Eb Pentatonic Major

E flat pentatonic scale for guitar.
The Eb 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.

Eb Pentatonic Major 2 octaves

Eb Pentatonic Major scale diagram

Eb Pentatonic Major full fretboard

Eb Pentatonic Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

Eb Pentatonic Major with note names

Eb Pentatonic Major scale with note letters diagram

Shape 1 (10th position)

Eb Pentatonic Major scale shape diagram 10th pos

Shape 5 (8th position)

Eb Pentatonic Major scale shape diagram 8th pos
Notes: Eb - F - G - Bb - C Intervals: 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 Eb
2 F
3 G
5 Bb
6 C

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.

Notes (ascending) Interval
Eb-F M2
Eb-G M3
Eb-Bb P5
Eb-C M6
Notes (descending) Interval
Eb-C m3
Eb-Bb P4
Eb-G m6
Eb-F m7

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 Eb Pentatonic Major is relative to C 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:

  • Eb
  • Fm7
  • Gm7
  • Bbsus4
  • Cm

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Eb Pentatonic Major scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (Ab) in Fm7 and the fifth (D) in Gm7 are not included in the scale.

Related to this scale is the Eb Pentatonic Major add4, adding the 4th degree. It can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Eb Unison Tonic
2 F Major second Supertonic
3 G Major third Mediant
4 Ab Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Bb Perfect fifth Dominant
6 C Sixth Submediant

The Eb Pentatonic Major add4 scale, is identical to the Eb 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:
Slow tempo:

E flat Pentatonic Major scale first shape ascending.

Eb Pentatonic Major scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.