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6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F major-dominant seventh arpeggio : General

Last weeks BLOGoZON looked at the F bebop dominant scale for 6-string guitar in standard tuning, this week we take a look at its underlying arpeggio the F major-dominant seventh.

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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 diagram that follows shows all of the F major-dominant seventh notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's fretboard (EADGBE tuning) in the EDCAG octaves style:-

EDCAG octaves F major-dominant seventh arpeggio notes

NOTE :- The F major-dominant seventh is an amalgamation of the F major seventh and F dominant seventh arpeggios; GuitarPro6 diagrams of both follow:-

GuitarPro6 fingerboard - F major seventh arpeggio

GuitarPro6 F major seventh arpeggio

NOTE:- The GuitarPro6 fingerboard that follows for F dominant seventh shows E's enharmonic equivalent spelling of D (the augmented sixth interval name rather than the minor seventh) used elsewhere on this page.

GuitarPro6 fingerboard - F dominant seventh arpeggio

GuitarPro6 F major seventh arpeggio

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 major-dominant seventh are detailed below in the EDCAG octaves manner:-

EDCAG octaves F major-dominant seventh arpeggio intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the F major-dominant seventh arpeggio in the EDCAG octaves style.


6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F major-dominant seventh arpeggio : box shape pdf files

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

6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F major-dominant seventh arpeggio : box shapes on YouTube

  • 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 major-dominant seventh arpeggio : box shapes & TAB

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

F major-dominant seventh 6E4E1box shape

F major-dominant seventh 4D2 box shape

F major-dominant seventh 5C2 box shape

F major-dominant seventh 5A3box shape

F major-dominant seventh 6G3G1 box shape

F major-dominant seventh 6E4E1 box shape 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 - 6E4E1 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the EDCAG octaves chain-linked sequence for the F major-dominant seventh arpeggio box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

F major-dominant seventh arpeggio box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

F major-dominant seventh arpeggio box shapes

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F major-dominant seventh arpeggio box shapes pdf

F major-dominant seventh arpeggio box shapes TAB pdfF major-dominant seventh arpeggio box shapes TAB pdf


6 string guitar (EADGBE - standard tuning)
F major-dominant 7th arpeggio : overall fretboard box shapes

EDCAG octaves F major-dominant seventh arpeggio notes pdf

EDCAG octaves F major-dominant seventh arpeggio intervals pdf


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