Am Pentatonic Scale Fretboard Diagrams
Here are 5 diagrams showing the Am Pentatonic scale in all 5 patterns or positions (patterns is probably the more appropriate term). The Am Pentatonic scale consists of the A, C, D, E, and G notes. The Am Pentatonic scale is derived from the A minor scale with the 2nd (B) and 6th (F) tones dropped. The Am Pentatonic scale is a very popular scale used in all forms of popular music.
This scale is popular because the notes sound good together. I am sure there is a deeper musical theory behind this but, nonetheless, these 5 notes are very complementary to each other. The Am Pentatonic scale has no sharps nor flats.
The first diagram shows all of the notes of the Am Pentatonic scale and is followed by a diagram showing the 5 patterns on the fretboard. Please note that pattern 1 is where the root note is located on the low and high E strings.
The next set of diagrams shows each individual pattern. Please note that every pattern is repeated twice on the fretboard with the exception of pattern 3 that is only represented once.