Keith Merrow



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

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the C major arpeggio for 8-string guitar in factory standard tuning .

BAF#GED octaves logo

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

BAF#GED octaves for C natural

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major arpeggio notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's

(F#BEADGBE) fretboard in both the Guitar Pro and BAF#GAD octaves styles:-

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio

BAF#GED fretboard C major arpeggio notes

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

BAF#GED octaves fretboard C major arpeggio intervals

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


8 string guitar (F#BEADGBE tuning) C major arpeggio 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 arpeggio 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 fret 12

 



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

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

7B5B2 - C major arpeggio box shape

8A5A3 - - C major arpeggio box shape

8F#6G3G1 - C major arpeggio box shape

6E4E1 - C major arpeggio box shape

7D4D2 - C major arpeggio box shape

7B5B2 at fret 12 - C major arpeggio box shape


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 arpeggio box shapes.

 


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major arpeggio box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follows:-

C major arpeggio box shapes

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

C major arpeggio box shapes pdf

C major arpeggio box shapes TAB pdfC major arpegio box shapes TAB pdf


BAF#GED octaves fretboard C major arpeggio notes pdf

BAF#GED octaves fretboard C major arpeggio intervals pdf


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