F# Pentatonic Minor scale

F#m pentatonic scale for guitar.
The F 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, 2nd fret.


2 octaves

F# pentatonic minor scale diagram Notes: F# - A - B - C# - E Intervals: 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 F#
b3 A
4 B
5 C#
b7 E

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

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

  • F#m
  • A
  • Bm7
  • C#m7
  • E5

The tones in these chords corresponds to the tones of the F# Pentatonic Minor scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (D) in Bm7 and the fifth (G#) in C#m7 are not included in the scale.

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