Mike Lull M4V

Mike Lull M4V

Mike Lull M4V

Mike Lull M4V

Mike Lull M4V

Mike Lull M4V

Mike Lull M4V


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

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the C major arpeggio 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 arpeggio: note names

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

BAGED octaves drop A fingerboard C major arpeggio: intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the C major arpeggio 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 (7-string Drop A) C major scale : 7B5B2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string Drop A) C major scale : 7A5A3 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string Drop A) C major scale : 6G3G1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string Drop A) C major scale : 6E4E1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string Drop A) C major scale : 4D2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string Drop A) C major scale : 7B5B2 at 12 box shape pdf

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

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

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 7A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 7B5B2 box shape 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 arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string : Drop A) C major arpeggio : 7A5A3 box shape

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

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

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

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


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major scale (7-string Drop A) box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A)  - C major scale box shapes

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar in low A (AEADGBE)
C major arpeggio
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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C major scale 7-string drop A box shapes pdf

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


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

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

BAGED octaves (Drop A) fingerboard C major arpeggio intervalspdf


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