The last form of the Pentatonic Scale
This is the fifth of our five-part series on the Pentatonic Scale, the most important musical scale for guitar. It’s not that there aren’t more interesting scales you can learn, it’s just that the pentatonic scale is the most versatile and widely employed musical scale for guitar. It’s used in rock, pop, blues, country, and even metal.
The fifth form of the pentatonic scale lives just to the right of the Root 5th pentatonic scale form, which is also known as the “4th Form” on the fretboard. In other words, the notes on the right, or higher frets, of the 4th form make up the left side of the pentatonic scale’s 5th form. That can be hard to visualize, so we’ll get that out in a later post.
Here are the pictures of the pentatonic scale, 5th form, for both the major and minor pentatonic scales: