Eb Pentatonic Minor

Ebm pentatonic scale for guitar.
The E flat 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.

Eb Pentatonic Minor 2 octaves

Eb Pentatonic Minor scale diagram

Eb Pentatonic Minor full fretboard

Eb Pentatonic Minor scale whole guitar neck diagram

Eb Pentatonic Minor with note names

Eb Pentatonic Minor scale with note letters diagram
Notes: Eb - Gb - Ab - Bb - Db Intervals: 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 Eb
b3 Gb
4 Ab
5 Bb
b7 Db

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
Eb-Gb m3
Eb-Ab P4
Eb-Bb P5
Eb-Db m7

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

Notes (descending) Interval
Eb-Db M2
Eb-Bb P4
Eb-Ab P5
Eb-Gb 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 Eb Pentatonic Minor is relative to Gb 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:

  • Ebm
  • Gb
  • Abm7
  • Bbm7
  • Db5

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Eb Pentatonic Minor scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (B) in Abm7 and the fifth (F) in Bbm7 are not included in the scale.

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

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Eb Unison Tonic
2 F Major second Supertonic
b3 Gb Minor third Mediant
4 Ab Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Bb Perfect fifth Dominant
b7 Db Minor seventh Subtonic

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

E flat Pentatonic Minor scale first shape ascending.

Eb Pentatonic Minor scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.