Dingwall Lee Sklar

Dingwall Lee Sklar

Dingwall Lee Sklar

Dingwall Lee Sklar

Dingwall Lee Sklar

Dingwall Lee Sklar

Dingwall Lee Sklar

Dingwall Lee Sklar

Dingwall Lee Sklar


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : General

In BLOGoZON No.401 the box shapes for the B diminished arpeggio were presented using
the BAGED octaves methodology - this is the standard BAGED octaves guitar system.

In this BLOGoZON we look at the B diminished arpeggio, again, but within the 3nps box shapes
and join them all together to form one long BAGED octaves chain.

The diagram that follows shows all seven of the BAGED octaves shapes for use with the
three notes per string patterns for an 8-string guitar tuned to EBEADGBE :-

BAGED octaves : Octave shapes 3nps

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the B diminished arpeggio for 8-string guitar in Drop E tuning.

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Below the BAGED octaves sequence (for 8-string guitar in Drop E) is shown for B natural in the diagram that follows:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard: B natural octaves

GuitarPro6 B natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the B diminished arpeggio notes plotted over the 8-string guitar's EBEADGBE fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles for 8-string guitar in Drop E:-

BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio fretboard

GuitarPro6 B diminished 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 B diminished arpeggio are detailed below in the
BAGED octaves manner:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard B diminished arpeggio intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all seven box shapes for the B diminished arpeggio in the
BAGED octaves style for 8-string guitar in Drop E.


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
B diminished arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4D2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape pdf

BAGED octaves B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape at 12 pdf


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
B diminished arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape at 12


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
B diminished arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

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

BAGED octaves (8-string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape

BAGED octaves (8-string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 5A3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves (8-string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8G6G3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves (8-string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4E1 box shape

BAGED octaves (8-string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 8E6E4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves (8-string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7D4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves (8-string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves (8-string : Drop E) B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : 7B5A3 box shape at 12


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
B diminished arpeggio (3nps) box shapes

B diminished arpeggio (3nps) (8-string: Drop E) box shapes

BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
B diminished arpeggio (3nps) box shapes
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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8-string (Drop E) : B diminished arpeggio (3nps) box shapes pdf

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


BAGED octaves : 8-string guitar in Drop E (EBEADGBE)
B diminished arpeggio (3nps) box shapes
Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : fretboard notes pdf

BAGED octaves (8-string: Drop E) fingerboard B diminished arpeggio (3nps) : fretboard intervals pdf


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