Octave Method for 7-String Guitar

Octave Method
for
Low B
7-String Guitar

A method for 7-string guitar using linked octave shapes. Enables systematic navigation of the 7-string guitar fingerboard for standard and 3 notes per string scale and arpeggio box shapes.

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Octave Method for 7-String Guitar


Carvin SCB7M

Carvin SCB7M

Carvin SCB7M

Carvin SCB7M

Carvin SCB7M

Carvin SCB7M

Carvin SCB7M


AGEDB octaves (BEADGBE - standard 7 string guitar tuning)
A minor scale box shapes

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the A minor scale for 7-string guitar in BEADGBE standard tuning.

AGEDB octaves A natural

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

AGEDB octaves A natural fingerboard

GuitarPro6 A natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the A minor scale notes plotted over the 7-string guitar's BEADGBE fretboard in the AGEDB octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

AGEDB octaves A minor scale entire fretboard notes

GuitarPro6 A minor 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 A minor scale are detailed below in the AGEDB octaves manner:-

AGEDB octaves A minor scale entire fretboard intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the A minor scale in the AGEDB octaves style for BEADGBE: standard 7-string tuning.


AGEDB octaves (BEADGBE - standard 7 string guitar tuning)
A minor scale box shapes

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AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale 7Bm5Bm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDB octaves (BEADGBE - standard 7 string guitar tuning)
A minor scale box shapes

  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 7Dm4Dm2
  • 7Bm5Bm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape at 12


AGEDB octaves (BEADGBE - standard 7 string guitar tuning)
A minor scale box shapes

  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 7Dm4Dm2
  • 7Bm5Bm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 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 - 5Am3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

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


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 A minor scale: AGEDB octaves box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes

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AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfAGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


AGEDB octaves (BEADGBE - standard 7 string guitar tuning)
A minor scale box shapes

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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