Dingwall ABI 5/3

Dingwall ABI 5/3

Dingwall ABI 5/3

Dingwall ABI 5/3

Dingwall ABI 5/3

Dingwall ABI 5/3

Dingwall ABI 5/3

Dingwall ABI 5/3

Dingwall ABI 5/3


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C major blues scale : General

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

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

BAGED octaves fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major blues scale notes plotted over the 7-string guitar' fretboard in the BAGED octaves style:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C major blues scale notes

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 major blues scale are detailed below in the
BAGED octaves manner:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C major blues scale intervals

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


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C major blues scale box shapes

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BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 7B5B2 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 5A3 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 6G3G1 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 6E4E1 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 7D4D2 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 7B5B2 box shape at 12

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C major blues scale box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 7B5B2 box shape at 12


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C major blues scale box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 5A3 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 6G3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 6E4E1 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 7d4d2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major blues scale : 7B5B2 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 - 7B5B2 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

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


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major blues scale box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

C major blues scale (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) box shapes

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C major blues scale
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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C major blues scale (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) box shapes

C major blues scale (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) box shapes TAB pdfC major blues scale (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) box shapes TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (BEADGBE: Low B tuning)
C major blues scale : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) fingerboard C major blues scale notes pdf

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) fingerboard C major blues scale intervals pdf


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....Zon Brookes

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