XOTiC XJ-1T 5 “Lightweight”

XOTiC XJ-1T 5 “Lightweight”

XOTiC XJ-1T 5 “Lightweight”

XOTiC XJ-1T 5 “Lightweight”

XOTiC XJ-1T 5 “Lightweight”


DBAGE octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
D dorian mode 3nps : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the D dorian mode 3nps box shapes and join them all together for
8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE) tuning to form one long DBAGE octaves chain.

DBAGE octaves: 8-string Drop E

The diagram that follows shows all seven of the DBAGE octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 8-string guitar tuned to Drop E (EBEADGBE) :-

DBAGE octaves D natural 3nps octaves: 8-string Drop E

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

DBAGE octaves fingerboard : D natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : D natural octaves

GuitarPro6 D natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the D dorian mode notes plotted over the
8-string Drop E guitar's fretboard in the DBAGE octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

DBAGE octaves fingerboard D dorian mode notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : D dorian mode

GuitarPro6 8-string Drop E: D dorian mode

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 D dorian mode are detailed below in the DBAGE octaves manner:-

DBAGE octaves fingerboard D dorian mode intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
D dorian mode in the DBAGE octaves style.


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

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DBAGE octaves D dorian mode 3nps : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape pdf

DBAGE octaves D dorian mode 3nps : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape pdf

DBAGE octaves D dorian mode 3nps : 7Bm5Am3 box shape pdf

DBAGE octaves D dorian mode 3nps : 5Am3Gm1 box shape pdf

DBAGE octaves D dorian mode 3nps : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf

DBAGE octaves D dorian mode 3nps : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape pdf

DBAGE octaves D dorian mode 3nps : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape pdf

DBAGE octaves D dorian mode 3nps : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape at 12 pdf


DBAGE octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
D dorian mode 3nps box shapes

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

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 7Bm5Am3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 5Am3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 8Em6Em4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape at 12


DBAGE octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
D dorian mode 3nps box shapes

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

DBAGE octaves (8-string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

DBAGE octaves (8-string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

DBAGE octaves (8-string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 7Bm5Am3 box shape

DBAGE octaves (8-string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 5Am3Gm1 box shape

DBAGE octaves (8-string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape

DBAGE octaves (8-string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape

DBAGE octaves (8-string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 8Em6Em4Dm2 box shape

DBAGE octaves (8-string : Drop E) D dorian mode 3nps : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape at 12


Once the individual box shapes have been assimilated all seven shapes should be linked together and played in one continuous exercise (with the first shape - 7Dm4Dm2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

D dorian mode 3nps (8-string: Drop E) box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

D dorian mode 3nps (8-string: Drop E) box shapes TAB

DBAGE octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
D dorian mode 3nps box shapes
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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8-string: Drop E - D dorian mode 3nps box shapes pdf

8-string:Drop E - D dorian mode 3nps box shapes TAB pdf8-string:Drop E - D dorian mode 3nps box shapes TAB pdf


DBAGE octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
D dorian mode 3nps box shapes
Overall fretboard box shapes

DBAGE octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard D dorian mode 3nps: fretboard notes pdf

DBAGE octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard D dorian mode 3nps: fretboard intervals pdf


XOTiC XJ-1T 5 “Lightweight”

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