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Octave Method for Drop D : 6-String Guitar
Major Scales & Arpeggios


Octave Method for Drop D: 6-String Guitar eBook

eBook: Octave Method for Drop D: 6-string guitar

Fretboard navigation method for Drop D : 6-string guitar based on a modification of the CAGED guitar method, using linked octave shapes rather than open position chord shapes for ease and simplicity of use.

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Book: Octave Method for Drop D: 6-String Guitar

Fretboard navigation method for Drop D : 6-String Guitar based on an instrument specific modification of the CAGED guitar method, using linked octave shapes rather than open position chord shapes for ease and simplicity of use.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

Octave Method for Low B : 5-String Bass Paper Book


Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Fretless

Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Fretless

Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Fretless

Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Fretless

Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Fretless

Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Fretless

Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Fretless


CAGED octaves (Drop D : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the C pentatonic major box shapes and join them all together for
6-string guitar in standard Drop D tuning to form one long CAGED octaves chain.

Drop D: CAGED octaves logo

The CAGED octaves sequence is shown for C natural in the diagram that follows:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6: C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C pentatonic major scale notes plotted over the 6-string bass' fretboard in the CAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard C pentatonic major scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale

GuitarPro6 fingerboard :  C pentatonic major scale

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 C pentatonic major scale are detailed below in the
CAGED octaves manner:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard C pentatonic major scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the C pentatonic major scale in the
CAGED octaves style.


CAGED octaves (Drop D : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : YouTube videos & pdf files

YouTube icon

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5A3 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 3G1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6E4E1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6D4D2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 box shape at 12 pdf

CAGED octaves (Drop D : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major arpeggio : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 5C2
  • 5A3
  • 3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 6D4D2
  • 5C2 at 12

GuitarPro6 fingerboard C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 box shape

GuitarPro6 fingerboard C pentatonic major scale : 5a3 box shape

GuitarPro6 fingerboard C pentatonic major scale : 3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 fingerboard C pentatonic major scale : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 fingerboard C pentatonic major scale : 6D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 fingerboard C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 box shape at 12


CAGED octaves (Drop D : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : Box shapes & TAB

  • 5C2
  • 5A3
  • 3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 6D4D2
  • 5C2 at 12

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5A3 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 3G1 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6E4E1 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6D4D2 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 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 - 5C2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the CAGED octaves chain-linked sequence for the C pentatonic major scale box shapes.



The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro6 C pentatonic major scale box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes

CAGED octaves (Drop D : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes pdf

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfCAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


CAGED octaves (Drop D : 6-string guitar standard tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : Overall fretboard box shapes

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes


Mayones Jabba Classic 5 Fretless

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