Minor Pentatonic Scale - Key of A
Major Pentatonic Scale - Key of A
The major pentatonic scale uses exactly the same box patterns as the minor pentatonic, but the box patterns are moved back changing the root note position. The difference between the two scales 'on the fretboard', is that the box pattern has moved back one box, which then changes the dynamics to make what was a minor scale into a major scale.
Minor Scale - Key of A
Major Scale - Key of A
In comparison to the pentatonic scales the major (Ionian) and minor (Aeolian) scales are exactly the same but have some extra notes these are indicated in the diagrams above by their green colour.
Minor Blues Scale - Key of A
Major Blues Scale - Key of A
Another scale that is very similar to the pentatonic scale with a few more notes is the blues scale, these are indicated in the diagrams above by their blue colour.