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EDCAG octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
F lydian mode (3 notes per string): General

In BLOGoZON No.293 the box shapes for the F lydian mode were presented using the EDCAG octaves methodology - this is the standard CAGED octaves guitar system.

In this BLOGoZON we look at the F lydian mode, again, but with 3nps shapes and join them all together to form one long EDCAG octaves chain.

The diagram that follows shows all seven of the EDCAG octaves shapes for use with the
three notes per string patterns for a 6-string guitar tuned to EADGBE :-

EDCAG octaves 3nps logo

The conjoined EDCAG octaves sequence is shown for F natural in the diagram that follows:-

EDCAG octaves fingerboard : F natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : F natural octaves

GuitarPro6 F natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the F lydian mode notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's fretboard in the EDCAG octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

EDCAG octaves fingerboard F lydian mode notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : F lydian mode

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode

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 F lydian mode are detailed below in the EDCAG octaves manner:-

EDCAG octaves fingerboard F lydian mode intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes
for the F lydian mode in the EDCAG octaves style.


EDCAG octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
F lydian mode (3 notes per string) box shapes : pdf

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Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode (3nps) : 6E4E1 3nps box shape pdf

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode (3nps) : 6E4D2 3nps box shape pdf

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode (3nps) : 4D2 3nps box shape pdf

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode (3nps) : 5C23nps box shape pdf

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode (3nps) : 5A3 3nps box shape pdf

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode (3nps) : 5A3G1 3nps box shape pdf

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode (3nps) : 6G3G1 3nps box shape pdf

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode (3nps) : 6E4E1 3nps box shape at 12 pdf


EDCAG octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
F lydian mode (3 notes per string) box shapes : YouTube videos

  • 6E4E1
  • 6E4D2
  • 4D2
  • 5C2
  • 5A3
  • 5A3G1
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1 at 12

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps : 6E4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps : 4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps : 5C2 box shape

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps : 5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps : 5A3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps : 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps : 6E4E1 box shape at 12


  • 6E4E1
  • 6E4D2
  • 4D2
  • 5C2
  • 5A3
  • 5A3G1
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1 at 12

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps : 6E4E1 box shape

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps : 6E4D2 box shape

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps : 4D2 box shape

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps : 5C2 box shape

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps : 5A3 box shape

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps : 5A3G1 box shape

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps : 6G3G1 box shape

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps : 6E4E1 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 - 6E4E1 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the EDCAG octaves chain-linked sequence for the F lydian mode 3nps box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 F lydian mode 3nps box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follows:-

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps box shapes

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EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps box shapes pdf

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfEDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

EDCAG octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
F lydian mode (3 notes per string) : Overall fretboard box shapes

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps box shapes : entire fretboard notes

EDCAG octaves F lydian mode 3nps box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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