ESP E-II Standard HRF NT-8B

ESP E-II Standard HRF NT-8B

ESP E-II Standard HRF NT-8B


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

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the A minor arpeggio 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 minor arpeggio notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's

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

GuitarPro6 a minor arpeggio

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

AF#GEDB octaves fretboard A minor arpeggio intervals

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


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

YouTube icon

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

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

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

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

GuitarPro6 A minor arpeggio 8Am5Am3 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor arpeggio 8F#m6Gm3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor arpeggio 6Em4Em1 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor arpeggio 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor arpeggio 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor arpeggio 8Am5Am3 box shape at 12


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

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

AF#GEDB octaves A minor arpeggio 8Am5Am3 box shape

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

AF#GEDB octaves A minor arpeggio 6Em4Em1 box shape

AF#GEDB octaves A minor arpeggio 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

AF#GEDB octaves A minor arpeggio 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

AF#GEDB octaves A minor arpeggio 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 arpeggio box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

A minor arpeggio box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follows:-

A minor arpeggio box shapes TAB

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

A minor arpeggio box shapes pdf

A minor arpeggio box shapes TAB pdfA minor arpeggio box shapes TAB pdf


AFGEDB octaves: 8-string guitar in standard FBEADGBE tuning
A minor arpeggio : Complete fretboard box shapes

AF#GEDB octaves fretboard A arpeggio notes

AF#GEDB octaves fretboard A arpeggio intervals


ESP E-II Standard HRF NT-8B

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