Carvin DC800

Carvin DC800

Carvin DC800

Carvin DC800


AFGEDB octaves: 8-string guitar in standard FBEADGBE tuning
A natural minor scale : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the A natural minor scale for 8-string guitar in factory standard tuning .

AF#GEDB octaves logo

Below the AFGEDB octaves sequence is shown for A natural in the diagram that follows:-

AF#GEDB octaves for A natural

GuitarPro6 A  natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the A natural minor scale notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's

fretboard in both the Guitar Pro and AFGADB octaves styles:-

GuitarPro6 A naural minor scale

AF#GEDB octaves fretboard A minor 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 A natural minor scale are detailed below in the
AFGEDB octaves manner:-

AF#GEDB octaves fretboard A minor scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the A natural minor scale in the
AFGEDB octaves style.


AFGEDB octaves: 8-string guitar in standard FBEADGBE tuning
A natural minor scale : Box shape pdf files

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Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

A natural minor scale 8Am5Am3 box shape pdf
A natural minor scale 8F#m6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
A natural minor scale 6Em4Em1 box shape pdf
A natural minor scale 7Dm4Dm2 box shape pdf
A natural minor scale 7Bm5Bm2 box shape pdf
A natural minor scale 8Am5Am3 box shape at 12 pdf

AFGEDB octaves: 8-string guitar in standard FBEADGBE tuning
A natural minor scale : YouTube box shapes

  • 8Am5Am3
  • 8Fm6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 7Dm4Dm2
  • 7Bm5Bm2
  • 8Am5Am3 at 12

GuitarPro6 A nautral minor scale 8Am5Am3 box shape

GuitarPro6 A nautral minor scale 8F#m6Gm3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 A nautral minor scale 6Em4Em1 box shape

GuitarPro6 A nautral minor scale 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 A nautral minor scale 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 A nautral minor scale 8Am5Am3 box shape at 12


AFGEDB octaves: 8-string guitar in standard FBEADGBE tuning
A natural minor scale : Box shapes & TAB

  • 8Am5Am3
  • 8Fm6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 7Dm4Dm2
  • 7Bm5Bm2
  • 8Am5Am3 at 12

AF#GEDB octaves A minor scale 8Am5Am3 box shape

AF#GEDB octaves A minor scale 8F#m6Gm3Gm1 box shape

AF#GEDB octaves A minor scale 6Em4Em1 box shape

AF#GEDB octaves A minor scale 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

AF#GEDB octaves A minor scale 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

AF#GEDB octaves A minor scale 8Am5Am3 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 - 8Am5Am3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the BAFGED octaves chain-linked sequence for the A minor scale box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

A minor scale box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follows:-

A minor scale box shapes

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

A minor scale box shapes pdf

A minor scale box shapes TAB pdfA minor scale box shapes TAB pdf


AFGEDB octaves: 8-string guitar in standard FBEADGBE tuning
A natural minor scale : All fretboard box shapes

AF#GEDB octaves fretboard A minor scale notes

AF#GEDB octaves fretboard A minor scale intervals


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