MEAT & POTATOES: IONIAN MODE

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Mike Lull PJ4

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AGEDC octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
A minor scale (aeolian mode): General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the A minor scale box shapes and join them all together for
6-string guitar in standard EADGBE tuning to form one long AGEDC octaves chain.

AGEDC octaves logo

The diagram that follows shows all five of the AGEDC octaves shapes for use with
the standard patterns for a 6-string guitar tuned to EADGBE :-

AGEDC octaves : octave shapes

The AGEDC octaves sequence is shown for A natural in the diagram that follows:-

AGEDC octaves fingerboard : A natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A natural octaves

GuitarPro6 A natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the A minor scale notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's fretboard in the AGEDC octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

AGEDC octaves fingerboard A minor scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A minor scale

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 AGEDC octaves manner:-

AGEDC octaves fingerboard A minor scale intervals

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


AGEDC octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
A minor scale : YouTube videos & pdf files

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Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 4Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 5Cm2 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDC octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
A minor scale : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 4Dm2
  • 5Cm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

GuitarPro6 5Am3 box shape

GuitarPro6 6Gm3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6Em4Em1 box shape

GuitarPro6 4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 5Cm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 5Am3 box shape at 12


AGEDC octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
A minor scale : Box shapes & TAB

  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 4Dm2
  • 5Cm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 4Dm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 5Cm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape at 12


Once the individual box shapes have been assimilated all seven 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 AGEDC octaves chain-linked sequence for the A minor scale box shapes.



The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 A minor scale box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

AGEDC octaves A minor scale box shapes

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDC octaves A minor scale box shapes pdf

AGEDC octaves A minor scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfAGEDC octaves A minor scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


AGEDC octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
A aeolian mode (minor scale): Overall fretboard notes & intervals

AGEDC octaves C major scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDC octaves C major scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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