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8 string guitar (F#BEADGBE tuning) - C major scale box shapes

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the factory standard tuning for 8-string guitar.

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Below the BAF#GED octaves sequence is shown for C natural in the diagram that follows:-

BAF#GED octaves C natural fretboard

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major scale notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's (F#BEADGBE)

fretboard in both the Guitar Pro and BAF#GAD octaves styles:-

GuitarPro6 C major scale

BAF#GED octaves fingerboard C major scale notes

As always a more long term solution to fretboard navigation is to see scales 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 in the
BAF#GED octaves manner:-

BAF#GED octaves fingerboard C major scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the C major scale in the
BAF#GED octaves style.


8 string guitar (F#BEADGBE tuning) - C major scale box shapes

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7B5B2 box shape pdf
8A5A3 box shape pdf
8F#6G3G1 box shape pdf
6E4E1 box shape pdf
7D4D2 box shape pdf
7B5B2 box shape at 12 pdf

8 string guitar (F#BEADGBE tuning) - C major scale box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 8A5A3
  • 8F#6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro6 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 8A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 8F#6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 7B5B2 box shape at 12



8 string guitar (F#BEADGBE tuning) - C major scale box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 8A5A3
  • 8F#6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

7B5B2 box shape

8A5A3 box shape

8F#6G3G1 box shape

6E4E1 box shape

7D4D2 box shape

7B5B2 box shape at fret 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 - 7B5B2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the BAF#GED octaves chain-linked sequence for the C major scale box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major scale box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follows:-

C major scale box shapes

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C major scale box shapes pdf

C major scale box shapes TAB pdfC major scale box shapes TAB pdf


BAF#GED octaves fingerboard box shape notes

BAF#GED octaves fingerboard box shape intervals


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