F# Pentatonic Major

F sharp pentatonic scale for guitar.
The F# 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, 14th fret.

F# Pentatonic Major 2 octaves

F# Pentatonic Major scale diagram

F# Pentatonic Major full fretboard

F# Pentatonic Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

F# Pentatonic Major with note names

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

The scale and its scale degrees.

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

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:

  • F#
  • G#m7
  • A#m7
  • C#sus4
  • D#m

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the F# Pentatonic Major 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.

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

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

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

F sharp Pentatonic Major scale first shape ascending.

F# Pentatonic Major scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.