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A method for 4-string bass guitar using linked octave shapes. Enables systematic navigation of the bass guitar fingerboard for standard and 3 notes per string scale and arpeggio box shapes.

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BAGED octaves 5-string bass method

A new method for 5-string bass guitar (BEADG tuning - low B) based on linked octaves.
Allows complete fretboard navigation for standard and 3 notes per string scale and arpeggio box shapes.

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BAGED octaves 5-string bass method


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A new fretboard navigation method for 6-string bass guitar (BEADGC tuning) using linked octave shapes. The method allows complete fretboard freedom for both standard and 3 notes per string scale and arpeggio box shapes.

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BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in low G tuning (GBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the C major arpeggio for 8-string guitar in Low G tuning.

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Below the BAGED octaves for low G sequence is shown for C natural in the diagram that follows:-

BAGED octaves : C natural

GuitarPro6 c natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major arpeggio notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's GBEADGBE fretboard in the BAGED octaves (low G) and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard : note names

Guitar Pro 6 fingerboard

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 major arpeggio are detailed below in the BAGED octaves manner:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard : intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
C major arpeggio in the BAGED octaves style.


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in low G tuning (GBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio : YouTube videos & pdf files

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BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 8A5A3 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 8G6G3G1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 7D4D2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in low G tuning (GBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 7B5B2
  • 8A5A3
  • 8G6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro6 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 8A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 8G6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 7B5B2 box shape at 12


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in low G tuning (GBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio : Box shapes & TAB

  • 7B5B2
  • 8A5A3
  • 8G6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 8A5A3 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 8G6G3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 7D4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 7B5B2 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 - 7B5B2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major arpeggio (low G) box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

C major arppegio (Low G) box shapes

BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in low G tuning (GBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio : Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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BAGED octaves : C major arpeggio box shapes pdf

C major arpeggio box shapes TAB pdfC major arpeggio box shapes TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in low G tuning (GBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves fretboard C major arpeggio notes

BAGED octaves fretboard C major arpeggio intervals


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