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BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns : General

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In BLOGoZON No.354 the box shapes for the C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes were presented using the BAF#GED octaves methodology.

In this BLOGoZON we look at the C pentatonic major scale, again, but as 31313131 sweep patterns 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
31313131 sweep 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 31313131 sweep patterns in the BAF#GED octaves style.


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns
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BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns - 7B5B2:58A5A3 box shapes pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns - 8A5A3:8F#6G3G1 box shapes pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns - 8F#6G3G1:6E4E1 box shapes pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns - 6E4E1:7D4D2 box shapes pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns - 7D4D2:7B5B2 box shapes pdf
BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns - 7B5B2:58A5A3 box shapes at 12 pdf

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

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

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:8A5A3 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:8A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 8A5A3:8F#6G3G1 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 8A5A3:8F#6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 8f#6G3G1:6E4E1 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 8f#6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 6E4E1:7D4D2 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 6E4E1:7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 7D4D2:7B5B2 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 7D4D2:7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:8A5A3 octave shapes at 12

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:8A5A3 box shape at 12


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale sweeps: 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 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes: 7B5B2:8A5A3 box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes: 8A5A3:8F#6G3G1 box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes: 8F#6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes: 7B5B2:8A5A3 box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes: 7D4D2:7B5B2 box shape

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes: 7B5B2:8A5A3 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 major 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes TAB


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes pdf

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfBAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep patterns
Overall fretboard box shapes

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes : entire fretboard notes

BAF#GED octaves C pentatonic major scale 31313131 sweep pattern box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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