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CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns : General

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In BLOGoZON No.357 the box shapes for the C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes were presented using the CAGED octaves methodology.

In this BLOGoZON we look at the C pentatonic major scale, again, but as 131313 sweep patterns and join them all together to form one long CAGED octaves chain.

The diagram that follows shows all five of the CAGED octaves shapes for use with the
131313 sweep patterns for a 6-string guitar tuned to EADGBE :-

CAGED octaves: pseudo 3nps octaves shapes

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

CAGED octaves fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitaPro6 C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C pentatonic major scale notes plotted over the 6-string guitar's fretboard in the CAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard C pentatonic major scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale</strong></p><img src="images/277blogozon/guitarpro6_c_major_scale.jpg" width="632" height="134" alt="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
CAGED octaves manner:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard C pentatonic major scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns in the CAGED octaves style.


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns
YouTube videos & pdf files

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CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern - 5C2:5A3 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern - 5A3:6G3G1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern - 6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern - 6E4E1:4D2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern - 4D2:5C2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern - 5C2:5A3 box shape at 12 pdf

CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale sweeps: Box shapes on YouTube

  • 5C2:5A3
  • 5A3:6G3G1
  • 6G3G1:6E4E1
  • 6E4E1:4D2
  • 4D2:5C2
  • 5C2:5A3 at 12

GuitarPro6 5C2:5A3 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 5C2:5A3 C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 5A3:6G3G1 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 5A3:6G3G1 C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 6G3G1:6E4E1 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 6G3G1:6E4E1 C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 6E4E1:4D2 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 6E4E1:4D2 C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 4D2:5C2 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 4D2:5C2 C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 5C2:5A3 at 12 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 5C2:5A3 at 12 C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale sweeps: Box shapes and TAB

  • 5C2:5A3
  • 5A3:6G3G1
  • 6G3G1:6E4E1
  • 6E4E1:4D2
  • 4D2:5C2
  • 5C2:5A3 at 12

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern: 5C2:5A3 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern: 5A3:6G3G1 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern: 6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern: 6E4E1:4D2 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern: 4D2:5C2 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep pattern: 5C2:5A3 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 - 5C2:5A3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The complete TAB for the previously described exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 C pentatonic major scale major 131313 sweep patterns TAB

The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns pdf

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns GuitarPro6 TAB pdfCAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


CAGED octaves (EADGBE : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale 313131 sweep patterns
Overall fretboard box shapes

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns : entire fretboard notes

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 131313 sweep patterns : entire fretboard intervals


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