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E Minor Pentatonic Scale

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

Notes of E Minor Pentatonic Scale

The E Minor Pentatonic Scale contains all natural notes.

E – G – A – B – D

Scale Formula

IntervalsRootMinor 3rdPerfect 4thPerfect 5thMinor 7th
NotesEGABD

Scale Positions

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

Position 1

E minor pentatonic scale position 1 diagram

Position 2

E minor pentatonic scale position 2 diagram

Position 3

E minor pentatonic scale position 3 diagram

Position 4

E minor pentatonic scale position 4 diagram

Position 5

E minor pentatonic scale position 5 diagram

Relative and Parallel Scales

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

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

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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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