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BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns : General

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In BLOGoZON No.361 the box shapes for the C pentatonic major scale pseudo 3nps box shapes were presented using the BAGED octaves methodology.

In this BLOGoZON we look at the C pentatonic major scale, again, but as 3131313 sweep patterns and join them all together to form one long BAGED octaves chain.

The diagram that follows shows all five of the BAGED octaves shapes for use with the
3131313 sweep patterns for a 7-string guitar tuned to BEADGBE :-

BAGED octaves: pseudo 3nps octaves shapes

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

BAGED octaves: C natural fretboard

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 7-string guitar's fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAGED octaves fretboard C major pentatonic 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
BAGED octaves manner:-

BAGED octaves fretboard C major pentatonic scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns in the BAGED octaves style.


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns
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BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern - 7B5B2:5A3 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern - 5A3:6G3G1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern - 6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern - 6E4E1:7D4D2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern - 7D4D2:7B5B2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern - 7B5B2:5A3 box shape at 12 pdf

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C pentatonic major scale sweeps: Box shapes on YouTube

  • 7B5B2:5A3
  • 5A3:6G3G1
  • 6G3G1:6E4E1
  • 6E4E1:7D4D2
  • 7D4D2:7B5B2
  • 7B5B2:5A3 at 12

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:5A3 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:5A3 C pentatonic major scale 313131 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 5A3:6G3G1 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 5A3:7G3G1 C pentatonic major scale 313131 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 6G3G1:6E4E1 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 6G3G1:6E4E1 C pentatonic major scale 313131 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 6E4E1:7D42 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 6E4E1:7D4D2 C pentatonic major scale 313131 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 7D4D2:7B5B2 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 7D4D2:7B5B2 C pentatonic major scale 313131 sweep pattern

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:5A3 at 12 octave shapes

GuitarPro6 7B5B2:5A3 at 12 C pentatonic major scale 313131 sweep pattern


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C pentatonic major scale sweeps: Box shapes and TAB

  • 7B5B2:5A3
  • 5A3:6G3G1
  • 6G3G1:6E4E1
  • 6E4E1:7D4D2
  • 7D4D2:7B5B2
  • 7B5B2:5A3 at 12

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern: 7B5B2:5A3 box shape

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern: 5A3:6G3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern: 6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern: 6E4E1:7D4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern: 7D4D2:7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep pattern: 7B5B2:5A3 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 - 7B5B2:5A3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The complete TAB for the previously described exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 C pentatonic major scale major 3131313 sweep patterns TAB

The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale major 3131313 sweep patterns


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns pdf

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns GuitarPro6 TAB pdfBAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C pentatonic major scale 1313131 sweep patterns
Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns : entire fretboard notes

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale 3131313 sweep patterns : entire fretboard intervals


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