Guitar Pentatonic Scales Tutorial

Pentatonic Scales on the Guitar

This tutorial will explain what Pentatonic Scales are and how they are played on the guitar.

A pentatonic scale is a five note scale.

This scale is the foundation of rock, as well as many forms of non-western music.

Like every other pattern we will learn on the guitar, the Pentatonic Scale has five positions.

Position 1 looks like this:

Position 2

Position 3

Position 4

Position 5