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BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale (pseudo 3nps) : General

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In BLOGoZON No.353 the box shapes for the C pentatonic major scale were presented using the
BAF#GED octaves methodology - this is the standard BAF#GED 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 BAF#GED octaves chain.

The diagram that follows shows all five of the BAF#GED octaves shapes for use with the
pseudo three notes per string patterns for a 8-string guitar tuned to F#BEADGBE :-

BAF#GED octaves: pseudo 3nps octaves shapes

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

BAF#GED octaves fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C pentatonic major scale notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's fretboard in the BAF#GED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAF#GED octaves octaves fingerboard C pentatonic major scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale

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
BAF#GED octaves manner:-

BAF#GED octaves 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 BAF#GED octaves style.


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale (pseudo 3nps)
YouTube videos & pdf files

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BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7B5B2:58A5A3 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 8a5a3:8f#6g3g1 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 8F#6G3G1:6E4E1 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 6E4E1:7D4D2 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7D4D2:7B5B2 pseudo 3nps box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7B5B2:58A5A3 pseudo 3nps box shape at 12 pdf

BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale (pseudo 3nps): Box shapes on YouTube

  • 7B5B2:8A5A3
  • 8A5A3:8F#6G3G1
  • 8F#6G3G1:6E4E1
  • 6E4E1:7D4D2
  • 7D4D2:7B5B2
  • 7B5B2:8A5A3

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:8A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 8A5A3:8F#6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 8f#6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6E4E1:7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 7D4D2:7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:8A5A3 box shape at 12


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale (pseudo 3nps): Box shapes and TAB

  • 7B5B2:8A5A3
  • 8A5A3:8F#6G3G1
  • 8F#6G3G1:6E4E1
  • 6E4E1:7D4D2
  • 7D4D2:7B5B2
  • 7B5B2:8A5A3

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 7B5B2:8A5A3 pseudo 3nps box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 8A5A3:8F#6G3G1 pseudo 3nps box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 8F#6G3G1:6E4E1 pseudo 3nps box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6E4E1:7D4D2 pseudo 3nps box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 7D4D2:7B5B2 pseudo 3nps box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 7B5B2:8A5A3 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 - 7B5B2:8A5A3 - 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:-

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes

BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale (pseudo 3nps)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes pdf

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfBAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale (pseudo 3nps)
Overall fretboard box shapes

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes : entire fretboard notes

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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