Pentatonic Scales


Pentatonic scales are made up of 5 notes (Penta = 5). To make a major pentatonic scale you use the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th notes of the major scale.

Here's a list of the scales with their notations in the treble clef.

C Pentatonic Scale
C Pentatonic Scale

C# Pentatonic Scale
C# Pentatonic Scale

Db Pentatonic Scale
D flat Pentatonic Scale

D Pentatonic Scale
D pentatonic scale

Eb Pentatonic Scale
Eflat Pentatonic Scale

E Pentatonic Scale
E Pentatonic Scale

F Pentatonic Scale
F Pentatonic Scale

F# Pentatonic Scale
F Sharp Pentatonic Scale

Gb Pentatonic Scale
G Flat Pentatonic Scale

G Pentatonic Scale
g Pentatonic Scale

Ab Pentatonic Scale

A Flat Pentatonic Scale

A Pentatonic Scale
A Pentatonic Scale

Bb Pentatonic Scale
B Flat Pentatonic Scale

B Pentatonic Scale
B Pentatonic Scale


This type of scale can have different variations. Every scale on this page is a major pentatonic scale. You can also have minor and natural ones. The major pentatonic scale is the most common and most commonly used.


For more scales, go back to the Major Scales page.


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