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Minor Pentatonic Scales

The minor pentatonic scale is a five note scale based on the natural minor but without the 2nd and and sixth scale degrees. The minor pentatonic scale formula is 1, b3, 4, 5, b7. This scale is most commonly broken up into what's known as the five pentatonic positions as shown in the diagrams below.

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Minor Pentatonic Five Positions
minor pentatonic positions

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