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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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7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale (3 notes per string) : General

In BLOGoZON No.331 the box shapes for the C ionian mode (major scale) were presented using the
CAGED octaves methodology - this is the standard BAGED octaves guitar system.

In this BLOGoZON we look at the C ionian mode (major scale), again, but with 3nps shapes and join them all together to form one long BAGED octaves chain.

The diagram that follows shows all seven of the BAGED octaves shapes for use with the
three notes per string patterns for an 7-string guitar tuned to AEADGBE :-

BAGED octaves 7-string Drop A 3nps logo

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

BAGED octaves drop A fretboard C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : 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 fingerboard : C ionian mode (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 ionian mode (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 ionian mode (major scale) in the BAGED octaves Drop A style.


7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale (3nps) : YouTube videos & pdf files

YouTube icon

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 7B5B2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 7B5A3 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 7A5A3G1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 6G3G1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 6E4E1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 6E4D2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 4D2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 7B5B2 box shape at 12 pdf


7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale (3nps) : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 7B5B2
  • 7B5A3
  • 7A5A3G1
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 6E4D2
  • 4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro6 (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 7B5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 7A5A3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 6E4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) : 7B5B2 box shape at 12


  • 7B5B2
  • 7B5A3
  • 7A5A3G1
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 6E4D2
  • 4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

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

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) C ionian mode (major scale) : 7B5A3 box shape

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) C ionian mode (major scale) : 7A5A3G1 box shape

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

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

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) C ionian mode (major scale) : 6E4D2 box shape

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

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) C ionian mode (major scale) : 7B5B2 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 - 7B5B2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the BAGED octaves Drop A chain-linked sequence for the C ionian mode (major scale) 3nps box shapes.

The complete TAB for the previously described exercise follows:-

C ionian mode (major scale) (7 string Drop A) 3nps box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follows:-

C major scale (7 string Drop A) 3nps box shapes

7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale (3nps) : Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) box shapes pdf

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) box shapes TAB pdfBAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) 3nps C ionian mode (major scale) box shapes TAB pdf

7 string guitar (AEADGBE - Drop A tuning)
C major scale (3nps) : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) C ionian mode (major scale) 3nps box shapes : fretboard notes

BAGED octaves (7 string Drop A) C ionian mode (major scale) 3nps box shapes : fretboard intervals


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