This post is for my students at the City of Bath College.
The Minor Pentatonic Scale is a five note scale consisting of the following intervals: R b3 4 5 b7
The five position system is great for learning how to use the whole fretboard when soloing. Each position begins on a note of the Minor Pentatonic scale – five notes, five positions, easy!
A simple way to work out the Minor Pentatonic Scale in any key is to remember the intervallic distances between each of the five notes, like this: b3rd 2nd 2nd b3rd 2nd or count the frets, like this: 3 2 2 3 2
A Minor Pentatonic Scale – A C D E G
Five Position System
Position #1 – A ( Fret 5 )
Position #2 – C ( Fret 8 )
Position #3 – D ( Fret 10 )
Position #4 – E ( Fret 12 )
Position #5 – G ( Fret 15/3 )
Download the Minor Pentatonic Scale sheet HERE