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Major Pentatonic Scale Tabs

The major pentatonic scale is a very commonly used scale for the guitar. It finds many uses, particularly for country music as well as rock. This scale is the same as the major scale but with the fourth and seventh degrees omitted. The tabs show five positions for E major pentatonic, just move the patterns so that the root note starts on a different fret to change the key

E Major Pentatonic Position 1. Root note on 6th string, 12th fret

E||--------------------------------12-14-||
B||--------------------------12-14-------||
G||--------------------11-13-------------||
D||--------------11-14-------------------||
A||--------11-14-------------------------||
E||--12-14-------------------------------||

E Major Pentatonic Position 2. Root note on 4th string, 2nd fret

E||----------------------2-4-||
B||------------------2-5-----||
G||--------------1-4---------||
D||----------2-4-------------||
A||------2-4-----------------||
E||--2-4---------------------||

E Major Pentatonic Position 3. Root note on 5th string, 7th fret

E||----------------------4-7-||
B||------------------5-7-----||
G||--------------4-6---------||
D||----------4-6-------------||
A||------4-7-----------------||
E||--4-7---------------------||

E Major Pentatonic Position 4. Root note on 5th string, 7th fret

E||----------------------7-9-||
B||------------------7-9-----||
G||--------------6-9---------||
D||----------6-9-------------||
A||------7-9-----------------||
E||--7-9---------------------||

E Major Pentatonic Position 5. Root note on 6th string, 12th fret

E||---------------------------9-12-||
B||----------------------9-12------||
G||-----------------9-11-----------||
D||------------9-11----------------||
A||-------9-11---------------------||
E||--9-12--------------------------||