The minor chord roots are the same as the major chord roots. Remember only the 3rd changes from major (major 3rd) to minor (minor 3rd). You should be able to see:

  • The chord and scale shape share the same root shape
  • The chord embedded in the minor pentatonic scale

Pattern 1 (Cm-form roots)

Minor Pentatonic 5-3

Pattern 2 (Am-form roots)

Minor Pentatonic 5-1

Pattern 3 (Gm-form roots)

Minor Pentatonic 6-4

Pattern 4 (Em-form roots)

Minor Pentatonic 6-1

Pattern 5 (Dm-form roots)

Minor Pentatonic 4-1

D minor Pentatonic

  1. Play a Dm chord for one bar
  2. Play the associated D minor pentatonic scale for three bars

Black Magic Woman

Play the matching minor pentatonic scale for each chord.

Dm | Dm | Am | Am
Dm | Dm | Gm | Gm
Dm | Am | Dm | Dm