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CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale (pseudo 3nps) : General

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In BLOGoZON No.98 the box shapes for the C pentatonic major scale were presented using the CAGED octaves methodology - this is the standard CAGED octaves guitar system.

In this BLOGoZON we look at the C pentatonic major scale, again, but with pseudo 3nps shapes and join them all together to form one long CAGED octaves chain.

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

CAGED octaves: pseudo 3nps octaves shapes

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

CAGED octaves fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitaPro6 C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C pentatonic major scale notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's fretboard in the CAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard C pentatonic major scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale</strong></p><img src="images/277blogozon/guitarpro6_c_major_scale.jpg" width="632" height="134" alt="GuitarPro6 C pentatonic major 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 C pentatonic major scale are detailed below in the
CAGED octaves manner:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard C pentatonic major scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes in the CAGED octaves style.


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : YouTube videos & pdf files

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CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2:5A3 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5A3:6G3G1 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6G3G1:6E4E1 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6E4E1:4D2 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 4D2:5C2 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2:5A3 pseudo 3nps box shape at 12 pdf

CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : Box shapes on YouTube

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

GuitarPro6 5C2:5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 5A3:6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6E4E1:4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 5C2:5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 5C2:5A3 box shape at 12


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : Box shapes & TAB

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

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2:5A3 pseudo 3nps box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5A3:6G3G1 pseudo 3nps box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6G3G1:6E4E1 pseudo 3nps box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6E4E1:4D2 pseudo 3nps box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 4D2:5C2 pseudo 3nps box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2:5A3 pseudo 3nps 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 - 5C2:5A3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The complete TAB for the previously described exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes

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CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes pdf

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfCAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes:
Overall fretboard box shapes

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes : entire fretboard notes

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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