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Major Pentatonic Scale Chart

I’ve been sequencing major pentatonic scales quite a lot lately. The sound is really nice to my ears and in order to help myself visualize better, I charted the shapes out. The hollow dot is the root, so the shape can be moved around. Each leads to the next – the highest notes on each string are the lowest notes in the next shape. The shape in the right column is the highest, so go all the way down the left column and then back to the top right.

Also, you might want to check out the tab: Major Pentatonic Scales Tab

Meet The Author:

Brad Bordessa

Brad plays 'ukulele on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He writes original music, performs, and hunts unicorns - all with only an 'ukulele.

4 comments… add one
  • ChewChewTrain Mar 19, 2010, 6:30 am

    Thanks, Hippie Guy.

    Understanding how to solo using the pentatonic scale has been a big hurdle for me.

    San Francisco, CA

  • sapodedo Mar 19, 2010, 7:54 am

    I don’t know what the heck you’re talking about! I’m almost of the opinion that this site is too advanced for me. Just a Beginner

  • Hippie Guy Mar 19, 2010, 10:51 am

    Sapodedo – If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask and I’ll try to help you out. I’ve been doing some video lessons as of late that are more beginner oriented: http://liveukulele.com/lessons/video-lessons/. Also check out the beginner page if you haven’t already: http://liveukulele.com/lessons/for-beginners/.

    Doug – The major pentatonic scale goes anywhere a major scale might. C major pentatonic goes over C major scale.

  • dude May 27, 2014, 6:19 am

    dude your site is awesome!

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