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Major Pentatonic Scales

The major pentatonic scale is a five note scale similar to the major scale but without the fourth and seventh scale degrees. The major pentatonic scale formula is 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. This scale is most commonly broken up into five major pentatonic positions as shown in the diagrams below. The major pentatonic scale shares the same notes as it's relative minor counterpart so although the diagrams might seem familiar it's important to take note of where the root notes differ for the major pentatonic positions as opposed to minor pentatonic

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Major Pentatonic Five Positions
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