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C Major Pentatonic Scale

This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, positions for the C Major Pentatonic scale. For an in-depth lesson on the major pentatonic scale, see Major Pentatonic Scale.

Notes of C Major Pentatonic Scale

The C Major Pentatonic Scale all natural notes with no sharps or flats.

C – D – E – G – A

Scale Formula

IntervalsRootMajor 2ndMajor 3rdPerfect 5thMajor 6th
NotesCDEGA

Scale Positions

The diagrams below outline the 5 CAGED positions for the C Major Pentatonic scale.

Position 1

C major pentatonic scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

C major pentatonic scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

C major pentatonic scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

C major pentatonic scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

C major pentatonic scale position 5 diagram

Parent and Relative Scale

Relative Minor Pentatonic of C Major Pentatonic: A Minor Pentatonic | A – C – D – E – G

Parent Major Scale of C Major Pentatonic: C Major Scale | C – D – E – F – G – A – B

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