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6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - general

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the F bebop dominant scale for 6-string guitar in standard tuning.

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The EDCAG octaves sequence is shown for F natural in the diagram that follows:-

EDCAG octaves F natural

GuitarPro6 F natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the F bebop dominant scale notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's EADGBE fretboard in the EDCAG octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

EDCAG octaves F bebop dominat scale notes

NOTE No.1:- The GuitarPro6 fingerboard that follows show both E's and B's enharmonic equivalent spellings of D and A (the augmented second interval name rather than the minor third; the augmented sixth interval name rather than the minor seventh ) used elsewhere on this page.

GuitarPro6 C major-minor octatonic scale

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 F bebop dominant scale are detailed below in the EDCAG octaves manner:-

EDCAG octaves F bebop dominant intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the F bebop dominant scale in the EDCAG octaves style.


6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - box shape pdf files

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6E4E1 box shape pdf
4D2 box shape pdf
5C2 box shape pdf
5A3 box shapepdf
6G3G1 box shape pdf
6E4E1 box shape at 12 pdf

6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - YouTube box shapes

  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 5C2
  • 5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1 at 12

GuitarPro6 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 5C2 box shape

GuitarPro6 5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6E4E1 box shape at 12


6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - box shapes & TAB

  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 5C2
  • 5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1 at 12

6E4E1 - F bebop dominant box shape

4D2 - F bebop dominant box shape

5C2 -  bebop dominant box shape

5A3 - F bebop dominant box shape

6G3G1 - F bebop dominant box shape

6E4E1 at 12 - F bebop dominant 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 - 6E4E1 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the EDCAG octaves chain-linked sequence for the F bebop dominant scale box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

F bebop dominant box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

F bebop dominant box shapes

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F bebop dominant box shapes pdf

F bebop dominant box shapes TAB pdfF bebop dominant box shapes TAB pdf


6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - overall fretboard box shapes

EDCAG octaves F bebop dominant box shape notes

EDCAG octaves F bebop dominant box shape intervals


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