G# Pentatonic Major scale

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#

2 octaves

G# pentatonic Major scale diagram 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.

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.

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.