Gb Pentatonic Major

G flat pentatonic scale for guitar.
The Gb 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.

Gb Pentatonic Major 2 octaves

Gb Pentatonic Major scale diagram

Gb Pentatonic Major full fretboard

Gb Pentatonic Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

Gb Pentatonic Major with note names

Gb Pentatonic Major scale with note letters diagram

Shape 1 (1st position)

Gb Pentatonic Major scale shape diagram 1st pos

Shape 5 (11th position)

Gb Pentatonic Major scale shape diagram 11th pos
Notes: Gb - Ab - Bb - Db - Eb Intervals: 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 Gb
2 Ab
3 Bb
5 Db
6 Eb

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
Gb-Ab M2
Gb-Bb M3
Gb-Db P5
Gb-Eb M6
Notes (descending) Interval
Gb-Eb m3
Gb-Db P4
Gb-Bb m6
Gb-Ab 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 Gb Pentatonic Major is relative to Eb 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:

  • Gb
  • Abm7
  • Bbm7
  • Dbsus4
  • Ebm

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Gb Pentatonic Major 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 Gb Pentatonic Major add4, adding the 4th degree. It can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Gb Unison Tonic
2 Ab Major second Supertonic
3 Bb Major third Mediant
4 Cb Augmented fourth Subdominant
5 Db Perfect fifth Dominant
6 Eb Sixth Submediant

The Gb Pentatonic Major add4 scale, is identical to the Gb Major except for missing the major 7th interval.

G flat Pentatonic Major scale first shape ascending.

Gb Pentatonic Major scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.