As we already know from the minor pentatonic scale theory lesson, the A minor pentatonic scale has 5 notes (which are derived from the minor scale). This is the formula for the minor pentatonic, as well as its notes in the key of A.

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A minor pentatonic notesACDEG

Here is a guitar fretboard diagram of the A minor pentatonic scale. Notice that the notes repeat along the entire width of the fretboard, based on the formula for the scale.

To help us visualize the scale, there are 5 minor pentatonic scale shapes.

Here they are, applied to the A minor pentatonic.