Roscoe Century 5MM Standard

Roscoe Century 5MM Standard

Roscoe Century 5MM Standard

Roscoe Century 5MM Standard

Roscoe Century 5MM Standard

Roscoe Century 5MM Standard

Roscoe Century 5MM Standard


7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale box shapes

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the C major scale for 7-string guitar in Drop A tuning.

BAGED octaves drop A logo

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

BAGED octaves drop A fretboard C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major scale notes plotted over the 7-string guitar's AEADGBE fretboard in the BAGED octaves (Drop A) and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAGED octaves drop A fingerboard C major scale

GuitarPro6 C 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 major scale are detailed below in the BAGED octaves manner:-

BAGED octaves drop A fingerboard C major scale intervals

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


7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale box shapes

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BAGED octaves (Drop A) C major scale : 7B5B2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (Drop A) C major scale : 7A5A3 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (Drop A) C major scale : 6G3G1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (Drop A) C major scale : 6E4E1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (Drop A) C major scale : 4D2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (Drop A) C major scale : 7B5B2 box at 12 shape pdf

7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 7A5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro6 7B5B2

GuitarPro6 7A5A3

GuitarPro6 6G3G1

GuitarPro6 6E4E1

GuitarPro6 4D2

GuitarPro6 7B5B2 at 12


7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 7A5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

BAGED octaves (7-string : Drop A) C major scale : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string : Drop A) C major scale : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string : Drop A) C major scale : 6G3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string : Drop A) C major scale : 6E4E1 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string : Drop A) C major scale : 4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string : Drop A) C major scale : 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 video shown to the right demonstrates the BAGED octaves chain-linked sequence for the C major scale box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major scale drop A box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

Drop A: 7 string - C major scale box shapes

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar in Drop A (AEADGBE)
C ionian mode (major scale)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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C major scale 7-string drop A box shapes pdf

C major scale 7-string drop A box shapes TAB pdfC major scale 7-string drop A box shapes TAB pdf


7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C ionian mode (major scale) : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves (Drop A) fingerboard C major scale notes pdf

BAGED octaves (Drop A) fingerboard C major scale intervals pdf


Roscoe Century 5MM Standard

Lost in music....Zon Brookes

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