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EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
F major arpeggio (3nps) : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the F major arpeggio (3nps) 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 seven of the EDBAG octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 8-string guitar tuned to Drop E (EBEADGBE) :-

EDBAG octaves F natural 3nps 8-string Drop E

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

EDBAG octaves fingerboard : F natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : F natural octaves

GuitarPro6 F natural octaves

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

EDBAG octaves fingerboard F major arpeggio notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : F major arpeggio

GuitarPro6 8-string Drop E: F 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 F major arpeggio (3nps)
are detailed below in the EDBAG octaves manner:-

EDBAG octaves fingerboard F major arpeggio intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
F lydian mode in the EDBAG octaves style.


EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
F major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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EDBAG octaves F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape pdf

EDBAG octaves F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4D2 box shape pdf

EDBAG octaves F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape pdf

EDBAG octaves F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape pdf

EDBAG octaves F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape pdf

EDBAG octaves F major arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape pdf

EDBAG octaves F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape pdf

EDBAG octaves F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape at 12 pdf


EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
F major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4d2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape at 12


EDBAG octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
F major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4D2 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape

EDBAG octaves (8-string : Drop E) F major arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 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 - 8E6E4E1 - being repeated at the 12th fret).


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

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


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

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

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

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8-string (Drop E) : F major arpeggio (3nps) box shapes pdf

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


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

EDBAG octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard F major arpeggio (3nps): fretboard notes pdf

EDBAG octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard F major arpeggio (3nps): fretboard intervals pdf


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