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AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor arpeggio (3nps) : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the A minor arpeggio (3nps)
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 seven of the AGEDB octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 8-string guitar tuned to EBEADGBE :-

8-string Drop E 3nps octave shapes

The diagrams that follow show all of the A minor arpeggio (3nps) notes plotted over the
8-string guitar's EBEADGBE fretboard in the AGEDB octaves (Drop E) and GuitarPro6 styles:-

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A minor arpeggio notes

GuitarPro6 (Drop E : 8-string): A minor 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 A minor arpeggio (3nps) are detailed below in the
AGEDB octaves manner:-

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A minor arpeggio intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all seven box shapes for the
A minor arpeggio (3nps) in the AGEDB octaves style for Drop E tuning.


AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 5Am3Gm1 box shape pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio (3nps) : *Em6Em4Dm2 box shape pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Bm5Am3 box shape pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 5Am3Gm1 box shape at 12 pdf


AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 5Am3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 8Em6Em4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Bm5Am3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 5Am3Gm1 box shape at 12


AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 5Am3Gm1 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 8Em6Em4Dm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 7Bm5Am3 box shape

AGEDC octaves (8-string : Drop E) A minor arpeggio (3nps) : 5Am3Gm1 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 - 5Am3Gm1 - being repeated at the 12th fret).


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

A minor arpeggio (3nps) 8-string: Drop E box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

8-string Drop E: A minor arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor arpeggio (3nps)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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8-string Drop E: A minor arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

8-string:Drop E - A minor arpeggio (3nps) box shapes TAB pdf8-string:Drop E - A minor arpeggio (3nps) box shapes TAB pdf


AGEDB octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
A minor arpeggio (3nps)
Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard A minor arpeggio (3nps): fretboard notes pdf

AGEDB octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard A minor arpeggio (3nps): fretboard intervals pdf


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