A Minor Pentatonic Scale on Piano

Here you can learn how to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale in the key of A on the Piano. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the A Minor Pentatonic Scale, where available we also provide suggested Piano fingerings. In the Piano view below, you can display the notes of the A Minor Pentatonic Scale mapped out onto the Piano keyboard and switch between the notes, degrees, intervals or, if we have them, suggested Piano fingerings.

Notes Ascending

A, C, D, E, G, A

Notes Descending

A, G, E, D, C, A

Pattern Ascending

TS, T, T, TS, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

T, TS, T, T, TS

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

A > A0Perfect Unison (P1)
A > C3minor 3rd (m3)
A > D5Perfect 4th (P4)
A > E7Perfect 5th (P5)
A > G10minor 7th (m7)
A > A12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

A > A0Perfect Unison (P1)
A > G2Major 2nd (M2)
A > E5Perfect 4th (P4)
A > D7Perfect 5th (P5)
A > C9Major 6th (M6)
A > A12Perfect Octave (P8)
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Chords related to A Minor Pentatonic Scale

Related Triads

The related chords cannot be built using the notes of A Minor Pentatonic Scale alone so they have been substituted with the chords of the A Natural Minor Scale. The chords are in degree order and shown in Roman numerals (lowercase = minor/diminished, uppercase = Major/Augmented).

i Chord - A Minor

iio Chord - B Diminished

III Chord - C Major

iv Chord - D Minor

v Chord - E Minor

VI Chord - F Major

VII Chord - G Major

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