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Major, Minor and Pentatonic Scales for Guitar

Major, Minor and Pentatonic Scales for Guitar

Illustrations, charts, guides and videos for classical and rock guitarists. Minor scales include the natural or Aeolian, harmonic and melodic minor scales. Visit our YouTube channel for videos on classical and rock guitar scales.

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Download Pentatonic Minor Scale Shapes and Lead Patterns here!

 

 

Browse the various shapes of the major, minor and pentatonic scales. Minor shapes include the natural or Aeolian scale, harmonic and melodic minor scales.

 

In these examples, the scale of C major is used. The chromatic arrangement of the frets allows for playing the same shapes in various other keys.

 

The Aeolian or Natural Minor Scale – A minor

Natural Minor Scale Shapes - A minor

 

Harmonic Minor Scale Shapes

Pentatonic Minor Scale Shapes and Lead Patterns