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A method for 4-string bass guitar using linked octave shapes. Enables systematic navigation of the bass guitar fingerboard for standard and 3 notes per string scale and arpeggio box shapes.

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EDCAG4BASS (EADG - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - general

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the F bebop dominant scale box shapes and join them all together to form one long EDCAG4BASS chain.

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The EDCAG4BASS sequence is shown for F natural in the diagram that follows:-

EDCAG4BASS F natural octaves

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 EDCAG4BASS and GuitarPro6 styles:-

EDCAG4BASS fingerboard F bebop dominant 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 third!!! interval name rather than the perfect fourth; the augmented sixth interval name rather than the minor seventh ) used elsewhere on this page.

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant 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
EDCAG4BASS manner:-

EDCAG4BASS fingerboard F bebop dominant scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the F bebop dominant scale in the
EDCAG4BASS style.


EDCAG4BASS (EADG - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - box shape pdf files

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4E2 box shape - F bebop dominant scale pdf
2D* box shape - F bebop dominant scale pdf
3C* box shape - F bebop dominant scale pdf
3A1 box shape - F bebop dominant scale pdf
4G1 box shape - F bebop dominant scale pdf
4E2 box shape at fret 12 - F bebop dominant scale pdf

EDCAG4BASS (EADG - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - YouTube box shapes

  • 4E2
  • 2D*
  • 3C*
  • 3A1
  • 4G1
  • 4E2 at 12

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 4E2 box shape

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 2D* box shape

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 3C* box shape

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 3A1 box shape

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 4G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 4E2 box shape at 12


EDCAG4BASS (EADG - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - box shapes & TAB

  • 4E2
  • 2D*
  • 3C*
  • 3A1
  • 4G1
  • 4E2 at 12

F bebop dominant scale - 4E2 box shape

F bebop dominant scale - 2D* box shape

F bebop dominant scale - 3C* box shape

F bebop dominant scale - 3A1 box shape

F bebop dominant scale - 4G1 box shape

F bebop dominant scale - 4E2 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 - 4E2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the EDCAG4BASS chain-linked sequence for the F bebop dominant scale box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

F bebop dominant scale box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

F bebop dominant scale box shapes

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F bebop dominant box shapes pdf

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


EDCAG4BASS (EADG - standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - overall fretboard box shapes

EDCAG4BASS fingerboard F bebop dominant scale box shapes notes pdf

EDCAG4BASS fingerboard F bebop dominant scale box shapes intervals pdf


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