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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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MARUSZCZYK Wojtek Pilichowski Signature, Pi Bass 4 Black

MARUSZCZYK Wojtek Pilichowski Signature, Pi Bass 4 Black

MARUSZCZYK Wojtek Pilichowski Signature, Pi Bass 4 Black

MARUSZCZYK Wojtek Pilichowski Signature, Pi Bass 4 Black

MARUSZCZYK Wojtek Pilichowski Signature, Pi Bass 4 Black

MARUSZCZYK Wojtek Pilichowski Signature, Pi Bass 4 Black

MARUSZCZYK Wojtek Pilichowski Signature, Pi Bass 4 Black


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio (3 notes per string) : General

In BLOGoZON No.365 the box shapes for the C major arpeggio were presented using the BAGED octaves methodology - this is the standard BAGED octaves guitar system.

In this BLOGoZON we look at the C major arpeggio, 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 8-string guitar tuned to EBEADGBE :-

BAGED octaves : Octave shapes 3nps

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 major arpeggio notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C major arpeggio notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C major arpeggio

GuitarPro6 (Drop E : 8-string): C major arpeggio

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 major arpeggio are detailed below in the
BAGED octaves manner:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C major arpeggio intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all seven box shapes
for the C major arpeggio in the BAGED octaves style.


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio (3nps) : YouTube videos & pdf files

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BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4D2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape at 12 pdf


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio (3nps) : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 7B5B2
  • 7B5A3
  • 5A3G1
  • 8G6G3G1
  • 8E6E4E1
  • 8E6E4D2
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape at 12


  • 7B5B2
  • 7B5A3
  • 5A3G1
  • 8G6G3G1
  • 8E6E4E1
  • 8E6E4D2
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 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 - 7B5A3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

 

The complete TAB for the previously described exercise follows:-

Drop E: 8-string - C major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follows:-

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio (3nps)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes TAB pdfBAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes TAB pdf

BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
C major arpeggio (3nps)
Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) 3nps box shapes : fretboard notes

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio (3nps) 3nps box shapes : fretboard intervals


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