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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Stephen Carpenter plus the ESP STEF-T7

ESP STEF-T7

Stephen Carpenter is the ESP STEF-B7 equipped guitarist for metal band the Deftones. Similarly ESP also produce the custom shop 7-string ESP STEF-T7 with the baritone scale length of 27" used on the ESP STEF-B7.

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Stephen Carpenter ESP STEF-T7

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ESP STEF-T7

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ESP STEF-T7

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C major-minor arpeggio box shapes for 7 string guitar

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

ZZZZZ octaves logo

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

ZZZZZ octaves C natural

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

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

fretboard in the CAGED octaves style:-

ZZZZZ octaves C major-minor arpeggio 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-minor arpeggio are detailed below for the 7-string guitar in the CAGED octaves manner:-

ZZZZZ octaves C major-minor arpeggio intervals

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


7-string guitar C major-minor arpeggio box shapes

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

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

GuitarPro6 7Z5Z2 box shape

GuitarPro6 5Z3 box shape

GuitarPro6 6Z3Z1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6Z4Z1 box shape

GuitarPro6 7Z4Z2 box shape

GuiatrPro6 7Z5Z2 box shape at 12


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

7Z5Z2 box

5Z3 box

6Z3Z1 box

6Z4Z1 box

7Z4Z2 box

7Z5Z2 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 - 7Z5Z2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the CAGED octaves chain-linked sequence for the C major-minor arpeggio box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major-minor arpeggio box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

C major-minor arpeggio box shapes

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C major-minor arpeggio box shapes pdf

C major-minor arpeggio box shapes TAB pdf



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