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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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Mike Lull PJ4

Mike Lull PJ4

Mike Lull PJ4

Mike Lull PJ4


GEDCA4BASS : 4-string bass in standard EADG tuning
G mixolydian mode : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the G mixolydian mode box shapes and join them all together to form one long GEDCA4BASS chain.

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Hence the GEDCA4BASS sequence is shown for G natural in the diagram that follows:-

GEDCA4BASS G natural octaves

GuitarPro6 G natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the G mixolydian mode notes plotted over the 4-string bass's

fretboard in both the Guitar Pro and GEDCA4BASS styles:-

GuitarPro6 G mixolydian mode

GEDCA4BASS G mixolydian mode fingerboard notes

As always a more long term solution to fretboard navigation is to see arpeggios 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 G mixolydian mode are detailed below in the
GEDCA4BASS manner:-

GEDCA4BASS G mixolydian mode fingerboard intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the G mixolydian mode in the GEDCA4BASS style.


GEDCA4BASS : 4-string bass in standard EADG tuning
G mixolydian mode : Box shape pdf files

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Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

G moxolydian mode 4G1 box shape pdf
G moxolydian mode 4E2 box shape pdf
G moxolydian mode 2D* box shape pdf
G moxolydian mode 3C* box shape pdf
G moxolydian mode 3A1 box shape pdf
G moxolydian mode 4G1 box shape at 12 pdf

GEDCA4BASS : 4-string bass in standard EADG tuning
G mixolydian mode : YouTube box shapes

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

GuitarPro6 G mixolydian mode 4G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 G mixolydian mode 4E2 box shape

GuitarPro6 G mixolydian mode 2D* box shape

GuitarPro6 G mixolydian mode 3C* box shape

GuitarPro6 G mixolydian mode 3A1 box shape

GuitarPro6 G mixolydian mode 4G1 box shape at 12


GEDCA4BASS : 4-string bass in standard EADG tuning
G mixolydian mode : Box shapes & TAB

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

G mixolydian mode 4G1 box shape

G mixolydian mode 4E2 box shape

G mixolydian mode 2D* box shape

G mixolydian mode 3C* box shape

G mixolydian mode 3A1 box shape

G mixolydian mode 4G1 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 - 4G1 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the GEDCA4BASS chain-linked sequence for the G mixolydian mode box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

G mixolydian mode box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follows:-

G mixolydian mode box shapes

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

G mixolydian mode box shapes pdf

G mixolydian mode box shapes TAB pdfG mixolydian mode box shapes TAB pdf


GEDCA4BASS : 4-string bass in standard EADG tuning
G mixolydian mode : Overall fretboard box shapes

GEDCA4BASS fingerboard  G mixolydian mode box shapes notes

GEDCA4BASS fingerboard  G mixolydian mode box shapes intervals


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