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Dingwall ABZ natural 6-string

Dingwall ABZ natural 6-string

Dingwall ABZ natural 6-string

Dingwall ABZ natural 6-string

Dingwall ABZ natural 6-string

Dingwall ABZ natural 6-string

Dingwall ABZ natural 6-string


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
B diminished arpeggio : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the B diminished arpeggio box shapes and join them all together for 6-string guitar in standard tuning to form one long CAGED octaves chain.

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The CAGED octaves sequence is shown for B natural in the diagram that follows:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard : B natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : B natural octaves

GuitaPro6 B natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the B diminished arpeggio notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's fretboard in the CAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard B diminished arpeggio notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : B diminished arpeggio

GuitarPro6 B diminished arpeggio

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 B diminished arpeggio are detailed below in the CAGED octaves manner:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard B diminished arpeggio notes

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
B diminished arpeggio in the CAGED octaves style.


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
B diminished arpeggio : YouTube videos & pdf files

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CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 5C2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 5A3 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 6g3g1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 6e4e1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 4d2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 5C2 box shape at 12 pdf

CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
B diminished arpeggio : Box shapes on YouTube

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

GuitarPro6 5C2 box shape

GuitarPro6 5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 5C2 box shape at 12


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
B diminished arpeggio : Box shapes & TAB

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

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 5C2 box shape

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 5A3 box shape

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 6G3G1 box shape

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 4D2 box shape

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio : 5C2 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 - 5C2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the CAGED octaves chain-linked sequence for the B diminished arpeggio box shapes.



The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 B diminished arpeggio box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio box shapes

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CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio box shapes pdf

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfCAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
B diminished arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard notes

CAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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