# Pentatonic Scales Question

I'm learning the notes on the fret board and I just wanted to ask something about the pentatonic scales you see, A minor pentatonic is A C D E G on the 5th fret, but when I play it on the 2nd fret its G A C D E, can someone tell me what's the theory behind this? Thank you guys

• Music works relatively - it's all about intervals from a starting note. All you've done is move the starting note so it all still works with itself, just a bit lower down the fretboard :-) – user2808054 Nov 10 '14 at 11:46

It's the same scale, you just start on a different note. For example if you start on the 8th fret, you will play the notes C, D, E, G, A. It's all the same scale just where you start is different and there are many places you can play it on the neck of your guitar.