Octave Method for 7-String Guitar

Octave Method
for
Low B
7-String Guitar

A method for 7-string guitar using linked octave shapes. Enables systematic navigation of the 7-string guitar fingerboard for standard and 3 notes per string scale and arpeggio box shapes.

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SCALES & ARPEGGIOS
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A pentatonic minor box shapes for 7 string guitar

The disguised CAGED octaves method for the A pentatonic minor on 7-string guitar now follows:-

ZZZZZ octaves logo

The 7-string guitar CAGED octaves sequence is shown for A natural in the diagram that follows:-

ZZZZZ octaves A natural

GuitarPro6 A natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all of the A pentatonic minor notes plotted over the 7-string guitar's

fretboard in both the Guitar Pro and CAGED octaves styles:-

GuitarPro6 A natural octaves

ZZZZZ octaves A pentatonic minor 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 A pentatonic minor are detailed below for the
7-string guitar in the CAGED octaves manner:-

ZZZZZ octaves A pentatonic minor intervals

The table and tabbed panel below details all five box shapes for the A pentatonic minor for the 7-string guitar in the CAGED octaves style.


7-string guitar A pentatonic minor box shapes

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5Zm3 box pdf
6Zm3Zm1 box pdf
6Zm4Zm1 pdf
7Zm4Zm2 pdf
7Zm5Zm2 pdf
5Zm3 at 12 pdf

  • 5Zm3
  • 6Zm3Zm1
  • 6Zm4Zm1
  • 7Zm4Zm2
  • 7Zm5Zm2
  • 5Zm3 at 12

GuitarPro6 5Zm3 box

GuitarPro6 6Zm3Zm1 box

GuitarPro6 6Zm4Zm1 box

GuitarPro6 7Zm4Zm2 box

GuitarPro6 7Zm5Zm2 box

GuitarPro6 5Zm3 box at 12


  • 5Zm3
  • 6Zm3Zm1
  • 6Zm4Zm1
  • 7Zm4Zm2
  • 7Zm5Zm2
  • 5Zm3 at 12

5Zm3 box

6Zm3Zm1 box

6Zm4Zm1 box

7Zm4Zm2 box

7Zm5Zm2 box

5Zm3 box at 12


Once the individual box shapes have been assimilated all five shapes should be linked together and played in one continuous exercise (with the first shape - 5Zm3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the CAGED octaves chain-linked sequence for the A pentatonic minor box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

A pentatonic minor scale box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

A pentatonic minor scale box shapes

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A pentatonic minor box shapes pdf

A pentatonic minor box shapes TAB pdf



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