Fred Brum

Fred Brum is a highly accomplished and versatile guitar player, as well as being a blinding guitar virtuoso. Performing 3-4 nights a week, he serves as a guitar mercenary or hired gun for a great many other artists (as well as offering recording services) and having more than one regular band.

Jaden Rose provide Fred the Shred with guitars and Laney Amplifiers manufacture his Ironheart 120 amp.

Fred Brum plays BlacKat

Fred Brum logo

Laney Ironheart 120

Fred Brum - Laney Ironheart 120
Fred Brum - Transcendence
Fred Brum - Atonement playthrough
Fred Brum - Blackat Leon 8 - Retribution
Fred Brum - Sherman 8-string demo - Nebula
Fred Brum Skervesen Swan 8 string

fred Brum plays Starndberg

Fred Brum plays Strandberg

Fred Brum plays Vik 8-string


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

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the c major blues scale 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 C natural fretboard

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major blues scale notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's F#BEADGBE fretboard in the BAF#GAD octaves styles:-

BAF#GED octaves fretboard C major blues 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 blues scale are detailed below in the
BAF#GED octaves manner:-

BAF#GED octaves fretboard C major blues scale intervals

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


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

YouTube icon

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

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

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

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

GuitarPro6 7B5B2

GuiatPro6 8A5A3

GuitarPro6 8F#6G3G1

GuitarPro6 6E4E1

GuitarPro6 7D4D2

GuitarPro6 7B5B2 at 12


8 string guitar (F#BEADGBE factory tuning)
C major blues 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 blues scale box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major blues scale box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

C major blues scale box shapes

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

C major blues scale box shapes pdf

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


8 string guitar (F#BEADGBE factory tuning)
C major blues scale box shapes over entire fretboard

  • Notes
  • Intervals

BAF#GED octaves fingerboards c major blues scale box shape notes

BAF#GED octaves fingerboard c major blues scale intervals


Fred Brum

Salt in the wound....Zon Brookes

Atonement


Return to top of page ^