The G Minor Pentatonic Scale is one of those scales that is sometimes divided into patterns.

Here are presented all scale positions a root kinds of notes and also black scale ones.

All those root notes normally are “G” ones because the scale itself has the name of this particular tone.

Let’s find out how you can learn this scale in an easy way that requires least amount of time.

Popular Patterns

There are five patterns here because any type of pentatonic scale is able to be presented in different parts or patterns. All those patterns of this Minor Scale are quite moveable. That truly means that in the case that you know all those 5 patterns, well, all you need to accomplish is slightly shift those patterns down or up.

That depends on the key that you need to play. So, if you want to perform that G Scale from a particular key, firstly you must truly locate exactly right note on that low kind of E string, and also use the first pattern for your real reference point.

And, to hear all those patterns check out some Tab pages of this scale, because there are some easy tabs for following also with additional audios.
This scale is truly a very good tool for some Rock or Blues Guitar improvising and soloing. But, there are also some great pop songs that are made from these scale patterns. So, it will be wise to learn all those 5 patterns shown here because you must know this scale if you really want to be the master of your guitar.

Pattern 1

e|——————————–3–6–|

B|————————–3–6——–|

G|——————–3–5————–|

D|————–3–5——————–|

A|——–3–5————————–|

E|–3–6——————————–|

e|–6–3——————————–|

B|——–6–3————————–|

G|————–5–3——————–|

D|——————–5–3————–|

A|————————–5–3——–|

E|——————————–6–3–|

Pattern 2

e|——————————–6–8–|

B|————————–6–8——–|

G|——————–5–7————–|

D|————–5–8——————–|

A|——–5–8————————–|

E|–6–8——————————–|

e|–8–6——————————–|

B|——–8–6————————–|

G|————–7–5——————–|

D|——————–8–5————–|

A|————————–8–5——–|

E|——————————–8–6–|

Pattern 3

e|————————————-8–10–|

B|——————————8–11———|

G|———————–7–10—————-|

D|—————-8–10———————–|

A|———8–10——————————|

E|–8–10————————————-|

e|–10–8————————————-|

B|———11–8——————————|

G|—————-10–7———————–|

D|———————–10–8—————-|

A|——————————10–8———|

E|————————————-10–8–|

Pattern 4

e|——————————————10–13–|

B|———————————-11–13———-|

G|————————–10–12——————|

D|——————10–12————————–|

A|———-10–13———————————-|

E|–10–13——————————————|

e|–13–10——————————————|

B|———-13–11———————————-|

G|——————12–10————————–|

D|————————–12–10——————|

A|———————————-13–10———-|

E|——————————————13–10–|

Pattern 5

e|——————————–1–3–|

B|————————–1–3——–|

G|——————–0–3————–|

D|————–0–3——————–|

A|——–1–3————————–|

E|–1–3——————————–|

e|–3–1——————————–|

B|——–3–1————————–|

G|————–3–0——————–|

D|——————–3–0————–|

A|————————–3–1——–|

E|——————————–3–1–|

Song Examples Of This Minor Pentatonic Type Of Scale:

“I Miss You“ – Adele

This is a very emotional song from the superb female singer that is more than well known in the world. G minor has always some slightly bluesy feel in it, and this song is no exception regardless that this one belongs to popular music.

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An interesting mixture of bright and dark energy was always also a characteristic of many sensible songs that are connected with this pentatonic scale.

“Stadium Arcadium” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

One of the great tracks from this band that is made the previous decade, the “Stadium Arcadium” is seemingly a slightly melancholic love song.

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Very good example of the song in this key, and also not hard at all for the playing on the guitar. In the solo here there is a nice retro blues and rock feels too.

“Smoke on the Water” – Deep Purple

Perhaps, this one is among the best-known songs that are in this key. Also, this is probably the first song that many beginners firstly learn when they start to play their instrument.

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So, this is a classic and very strong proof that the real importance of G minor pentatonic scale is enormous in the field of the rock music.

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