G# Pentatonic Major

G sharp Pentatonic scale for guitar.
The G# 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, 4rd fret.

G# Pentatonic Major 2 octaves

G# Pentatonic Major scale diagram

G# Pentatonic Major full fretboard

G# Pentatonic Major scale whole guitar neck diagram

G# Pentatonic Major with note names

G# Pentatonic Major scale with note letters diagram

Shape 1 (3rd position)

G# Pentatonic Major scale shape diagram 3rd pos

Shape 5 (1st position)

G# Pentatonic Major scale shape diagram 1st pos
Notes: G# - A# - C - D# - F Intervals: 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 Type: Pentatonic

The scale and its scale degrees.

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

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
G#-A# M2
G#-C M3
G#-D# P5
G#-F M6
Notes (descending) Interval
G#-F m3
G#-D# P4
G#-C m6
G#-A# 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 G# Pentatonic Major is relative to F 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:

  • G#
  • A#m7
  • Cm7
  • D#sus4
  • Fm

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 A#m7 and the fifth (G) in Cm7 are not included in the scale.

Related to this scale is the G# Pentatonic Major add4, adding the 4th degree. It can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 G# Unison Tonic
2 A# Major second Supertonic
3 B# Major third Mediant
4 C# Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 D# Perfect fifth Dominant
6 E# Sixth Submediant

The G# Pentatonic Major add4 scale, is identical with the G# Major except for missing the major 7th interval.

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

Normal tempo:
Slow tempo:

G sharp Pentatonic Major scale first shape ascending.

G# Pentatonic Major scale tab

The numbers above the tablature are suggested fingerings.