Sandberg California II TT4

Sandberg California II TT4

Sandberg California II TT4

Sandberg California II TT4

Sandberg California II TT4

Sandberg California II TT4

Sandberg California II TT4


AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the A minor scale (aeolian mode) for 8-string guitar in Drop E tuning.

AGEDB octaves: Drop E 8-string logo

Below the AGEDB octaves for Drop E sequence is shown for A natural in the diagram that follows:-

AGEDB octaves: A natural fingerboard

GuitarPro6 fingerboard: A natural

The diagram that follows shows all five of the AGEDB octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 8-string guitar tuned to EBEADGBE :-

8-string Drop E octave shapes

The diagrams that follow show all of the A minor scale (aeolian mode) notes plotted over the
8-string guitar's EBEADGBE fretboard in the AGEDB octaves (Drop E) and GuitarPro6 styles:-

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A minor scale (aeolian mode) notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard: A minor scale (Drop E: 8-string)

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 A minor scale are detailed below in the AGEDB octaves manner:-

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A minor scale (aeolian mode) intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
A minor scale (aeolian mode) in the AGEDB octaves style for Drop E tuning.


AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) box shapes

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AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 5Am3 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 5Am3 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) box shapes

  • 5Am3
  • 8Gm6Gm3Gm1
  • 8Em6Em4Em1
  • 7Dm4Dm2
  • 7Bm5Bm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 5Am3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 5Am3 box shape at 12


AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) box shapes

  • 5Am3
  • 8Gm6Gm3Gm1
  • 8Em6Em4Em1
  • 7Dm4Dm2
  • 7Bm5Bm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 5Am3 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor scale (aeolian mode) : 5Am3 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 - 5Am3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the AGEDB octaves chain-linked sequence for the A minor scale box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

A minor scale (aeolian mode) (8-string: Drop E) box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

A minor scale (aeolian mode)- (8-string: Drop E) box shapes

AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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A minor scale (aeolian mode) - (8-string: Drop E) box shapes pdf

A minor scale (aeolian mode): 8-string: Drop E box shapes TAB pdfA minor scale (aeolian mode): 8-string: Drop E box shapes TAB pdf


AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard A minor scale (aeolian mode) notes pdf

AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard A minor scale (aeolian mode) notes pdf


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