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EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
E minor arpeggio : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the E minor arpeggio box shapes and join them all together for
8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE) tuning to form one long EDBAG octaves chain.

EDBAG octaves: 8-string Drop E

The diagram that follows shows all five of the EDBAG octaves shapes for use with
the standard patterns for a 8-string guitar tuned to Drop E (EBEADGBE) :-

EDBAG octaves : E natural octave shapes

The EDBAG octaves sequence is shown for E natural in the diagram that follows:-

EDBAG octaves fingerboard : E natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : E natural octaves

GuitarPro6 E natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the E minor arpeggio notes plotted over the
8-string Drop E guitar's fretboard in the EDBAG octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

EDBAG octaves fingerboard E minor arpeggio notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : E minor arpeggio

GuitarPro6 8-string Drop E: E 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 E minor arpeggio are detailed below in the EDBAG octaves manner:-

EDBAG octaves fingerboard E minor arpeggio intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
E minor arpeggio in the EDBAG octaves style.


EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
E minor arpeggio : YouTube videos & pdf files

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EDBAG octaves (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape pdf
EDBAG octaves (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape pdf
EDBAG octaves (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape pdf
EDBAG octaves (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 5Am3 box shape pdf
EDBAG octaves (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
EDBAG octaves (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape at 12 pdf

EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
E minor arpeggio : Box shapes on YouTube

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

GuitarPro6 (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape pdf

GuitarPro6 (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape pdf

GuitarPro6 (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape pdf

GuitarPro6 (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 5Am3 box shape pdf

GuitarPro6 (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf

GuitarPro6 (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape at 12 pdf


EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
E minor arpeggio: Box shapes & TAB

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

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Em6Em4Em1 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 5Am3 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Gm6Gm3Gm1 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) E minor arpeggio : 8Em6Em4Em1 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 - 8Em6Em4Em1 - being repeated at the 12th fret).



The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 (8-string: Drop E) E minor arpeggio box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

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

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

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EDBAG octaves E minor arpeggio box shapes pdf

EDBAG octaves E minor arpeggio box shapes TAB pdfEDBAG octaves E minor arpeggio box shapes TAB pdf


EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
E minor arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

EDCAG octaves E minor arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard notes

EDCAG octaves E minor arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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