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Minor Pentatonic Scale Tabs

The minor pentatonic is quite probably the most popular scale used on the guitar. It works with many styles of music but is particularly common for blues and rock guitarists. This scale is usually broken up into five positions, starting with position 1, also known as the pentatonic box. The tabs below are for A minor pentatonic, just move each pattern to start the root on a different fret to change the key.

A Minor Pentatonic Position 1. Root note on 6th string, 5th fret

E||----------------------5-8-||
B||------------------5-8-----||
G||--------------5-7---------||
D||----------5-7-------------||
A||------5-7-----------------||
E||--5-8---------------------||

A Minor Pentatonic Position 2. Root note on 4th string, 7th fret

E||--------------------------8-10-||
B||---------------------8-10------||
G||-----------------7-9-----------||
D||------------7-10---------------||
A||-------7-10--------------------||
E||--8-10-------------------------||

A Minor Pentatonic Position 3. Root note on 5th string, 12th fret

E||-------------------------------10-12-||
B||-------------------------10-13-------||
G||--------------------9-12-------------||
D||--------------10-12------------------||
A||--------10-12------------------------||
E||--10-12------------------------------||

A Minor Pentatonic Position 4. Root note on 5th string, 12th fret

E||--------------------------------12-15-||
B||--------------------------13-15-------||
G||--------------------12-14-------------||
D||--------------12-14-------------------||
A||--------12-15-------------------------||
E||--12-15-------------------------------||

A Minor Pentatonic Position 5. Root note on 6th string, 5th fret

E||----------------------3-5-||
B||------------------3-5-----||
G||--------------2-5---------||
D||----------2-5-------------||
A||------3-5-----------------||
E||--3-5---------------------||