Meat & Potatoes Scales & Arpeggios 7-string guitar

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MEAT & POTATOES
SCALES & ARPEGGIOS
7-STRING GUITAR

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Jeff Loomis

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Jeff Loomis

Jeff Loomis is the 7-string toting lead guitarist for Seattle metal band Nevermore who uses linked arpeggio box shapes that follow the songs underlying chord progressions.

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Jeff plays his signature model Schecter Jeff Loomis NT(shown to the right).

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C major scale box shapes for 7 string guitar

The disguised CAGED octaves method for the C major scale on 7-string guitar now follows:-

7 string ZZZZZ octaves logo

The 7-string guitar CAGED octaves sequence is shown for C major scale in the diagram that follows:-

7 string ZZZZZ octaves C natural

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all of the C major scale notes plotted over the 7-string guitar's fretboard

in both the Guitar Pro and CAGED octaves styles:-

GuitarPro6 C amjor scale

7-string ZZZZZ octaves C major scale notes

As always a more long term solution to fretboard navigation is to see scales/arpeggios as INTERVAL shapes rather than note names - as these are universal to all scales, arpeggios and chords rather than specific to one particular root note - with this in mind the intervals for the C major scale are detailed below for the 7-string guitar in the CAGED octaves manner:-

7-string ZZZZZ octaves C major scale intervals

The table and tabbed panel below details all five box shapes for the C major scale for the 7-string guitar in the CAGED octaves style.


7-string guitar C major scale box shapes

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7Z5Z2
5Z3
6Z3Z1
6Z4Z1
7Z4Z2
7Z5Z2 at 12

  • 7Z5Z2
  • 5Z3
  • 6Z3Z1
  • 6Z4Z1
  • 7Z4Z2
  • 7Z5Z2 at 12


  • 7Z5Z2
  • 5Z3
  • 6Z3Z1
  • 6Z4Z1
  • 7Z4Z2
  • 7Z5Z2 at 12

7Z5Z2

5Z3

6Z3Z1

6Z4Z1

7Z4Z2

7Z5Z2 at 12


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