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C Sharp Minor Pentatonic Scale

This guitar scale reference contains the notes, formula, structure, and positions for the C Sharp Minor Pentatonic scale. For an in-depth lesson on the minor pentatonic scale, see Minor Pentatonic Scale Positions.

Notes of C Sharp Minor Pentatonic Scale

The C Sharp Minor Pentatonic Scale contains four natural notes and one flat.

C# – E – F# – G# – B

Scale Formula

IntervalsRootMinor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMinor 7th
NotesC#EF#G#B

Scale Positions

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

Position 1

C sharp minor pentatonic scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

C sharp minor pentatonic scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

C sharp minor pentatonic scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

C sharp minor pentatonic scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

C sharp minor pentatonic scale position 5 diagram

Relative and Parent Scales

Relative Major of C# Minor Pentatonic: E Major Pentatonic | E – F# – G# – B – C#

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

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Guitar Key Guide

Guitar Key Guide is a valuable reference for quickly determining the chords and scale patterns for all major and minor keys. It includes the following:

  • Basics of diatonic harmony and key theory
  • Chords for all the major and minor keys (5 shapes for each chord based on the CAGED system)
  • 5 patterns of the major and minor scales for each major and minor key
  • Theory behind building key chords from major and minor scales
  • 103 pages

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