Meat & Potatoes Scales & Arpeggios 7-string guitar

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MEAT & POTATOES
SCALES & ARPEGGIOS
7-STRING GUITAR

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Greg Mackintosh

Greg Mackintosh

Greg Mackintosh is the Mayones equipped 7-string lead guitarist for metal band Paradise Lost.

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Greg Mackintosh plays his Mayones manufactured signature model Setius GTM 7.


C major arpeggio box shapes for 7 string guitar

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

7 string ZZZZZ octaves logo

The 7-string guitar CAGED octaves sequence is shown for C major arpeggio 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 arpeggio notes plotted over the 7-string guitar's fretboard

in both the Guitar Pro and CAGED octaves styles:-

GuitarPro6 fingerboard

7-string C major arpeggio

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 arpeggio are detailed below for the
7-string guitar in the CAGED octaves manner:-

7-string C major arpeggio intervals

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


7-string guitar C major arpeggio 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


Greg Mackintosh

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