BAGED octaves 5-string bass method

A new method for 5-string bass guitar (BEADG tuning - low B) based on linked octaves.
Allows complete fretboard navigation for standard and 3 notes per string scale and arpeggio box shapes.

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BAGED octaves 5-string bass method


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EDBAG octaves (BEADG : 5-string bass 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 EDBAG octaves chain for 5-string bass in standard tuning.

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

EDBAG octaves F natural

GuitarPro6 F natural

The diagrams that follow show all of the F bebop dominant scale notes plotted over the 5-string bass's BEADG fretboard in the EDBAG octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

EDBAG octaves fretboard F bebop dominant scale notes

NOTE :- The GuitarPro6 fingerboard that follows shows 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
EDBAG octaves manner:-

EDBAG octaves fretboard F bebop dominant scale intervals

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


EDBAG octaves (BEADG : 5-string bass standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - box shape pdf files

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F bebop dominant scale 4E2 box shape pdf
F bebop dominant scale 5D2 box shape pdf
F bebop dominant scale 5B3 box shape pdf
F bebop dominant scale 3A1 box shape pdf
F bebop dominant scale 4G1 box shape pdf
F bebop dominant scale 4E2 box shape at 12 pdf

EDBAG octaves (BEADG : 5-string bass standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - YouTube box shapes

  • 4E2
  • 5D2
  • 5B3
  • 3A1
  • 4G1
  • 4E2 at 12

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 4E2 box shape

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 5D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 F bebop dominant scale 5B3 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


EDBAG octaves (BEADG : 5-string bass standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - box shapes & TAB

  • 4E2
  • 5D2
  • 5B3
  • 3A1
  • 4G1
  • 4E2 at 12

F beop dominant scale 4E2 box shape

F beop dominant scale 5D2 box shape

F beop dominant scale 5B3 box shape

F beop dominant scale 3A1 box shape

F beop dominant scale 4G1 box shape

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

The video shown to the right demonstrates the EDBAG octaves 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 scale box shapes pdf

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


EDBAG octaves (BEADG : 5-string bass standard tuning)
F bebop dominant scale - overall fretboard box shapes

EDBAG octaves F bebop dominant fretboard notes

EDBAG octaves F bebop dominant fretboard intervals


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