MEAT & POTATOES: IONIAN MODE

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C major blues scale box shapes

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The easiest example of the MAJOR BLUES SCALE is rooted on C natural, hence the CAGED octaves sequence is shown for C natural in the diagram that follows:-

CAGED octaves C natural

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The diagram that follows shows all of the C major blues scale notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's fretboard in the CAGED octaves styles:-

CAGED octaves C major blues scale notes

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

CAGED octaves C major blues scale intervals

The table and tabbed panel below details all five box shapes for the C major blues scale for the 6-string guitar in the CAGED octaves style.


CAGED octaves - C major blues scale box shapes

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  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 5C2 at 12

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