G Pentatonic Major scale

G pentatonic scale for guitar.
The G Pentatonic Major is a five-note scale. The diagram shows a fingerboard with the scale notes. Darker color marks the root notes, which are G tones. In the two-octave pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 15th fret.

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2 octaves

G pentatonic Major scale diagram Notes: G - A - B - D - E Intervals: 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

Formula Notes
1 G
2 A
3 B
5 D
6 E

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:

  • G
  • Am7
  • Bm7
  • Dsus4
  • Em

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the G Pentatonic Major scale. Notice that the match is not completely exact, the third (C) in Am7 and the fifth (F#) in Bm7 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 G Pentatonic Major is relative to E 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.

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