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Octave Method for Low B : 5-String Bass
Major Scales & Arpeggios

Octave Method for 5-String Bass

eBook: Octave Method for 5-String Bass (Low B)

Fretboard navigation method for 5-string bass based on a modification of the CAGED guitar method, using octave shapes rather than open position chord shapes for ease and simplicity of use.

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Book: Octave Method for Low B: 5-string bass

Fretboard navigation method for Low B : 5-string bass 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


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BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

5 string bass (BEADG - Low B) C natural octave shapes


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major arpeggio : General

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major arpeggio notes plotted over the 5-string bass' fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C major arpeggio notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C major arpeggio

GuitarPro6 fingerboard :  C major arpeggio

The box shapes for the C major arpeggio follow:-

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio box shapes

BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major arpeggio : YouTube videos & pdf files

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BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 5B3 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 3A1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 4G1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 4E2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 5D2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major arpeggio : 5B3 box shape at 12 pdf


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major arpeggio
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio box shapes pdf

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfBAGED octaves C major arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard notes

BAGED octaves C major arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major scale (ionian mode) : General

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major scale notes plotted over the 5-string bass' fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C major scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C major scale

GuitarPro6 C major scale

The box shapes for the C major scale (ionian mode) follow:-

BAGED octaves C major scale box shapes


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major scale (ionian mode) : YouTube videos & pdf files

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BAGED octaves C major scale : 5B3 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major scale : 3A1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major scale : 4G1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major scale : 4E2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major scale : 5D2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C major scale : 5B3 box shape at 12 pdf

BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major scale (ionian mode)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

BAGED octaves C major scale box shapes pdf

BAGED octaves C major scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfBAGED octaves C major scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major scale (ionian mode) : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves C major scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

BAGED octaves C major scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : General

The diagrams that follow show all of the C pentatonic major scale notes plotted over the 5-string bass' fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C pentatonic major scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale

GuitarPro6 fingerboard :  C pentatonic major scale

The box shapes for the C pentatonic major scale follow:-

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : YouTube videos & pdf files

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BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5B3 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 3A1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 4G1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 4E2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5D2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5B3 box shape at 12 pdf

BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C pentatonic major scale
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes pdf

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfBAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C pentatonic major scale : Overall fretboard box shapes

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

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major-minor arpeggio : General

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major-minor arpeggio notes plotted over the 5-string bass' fretboard in the BAGED octaves style:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio notes

The box shapes for the C major-minor arpeggio follow:-

C major-minor arpeggio (5-string bass: Low B) box shapes


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major-minor arpeggio box shapes

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BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5B3 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 3A1 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 4G1 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 4E2 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5D2 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5B3 box shape at 12

BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major-minor arpeggio
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

C major-minor arpeggio (5-string bass : Low B) box shapes pdf

C major-minor arpeggio (5-string bass: Low B) box shapes TAB pdfC major-minor arpeggio (5-string bass: Low B) box shapes TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major-minor arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves (5-string bass: Low B) fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio notes pdf

BAGED octaves (5-string bass: Low B) fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio intervals pdf


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major blues scale : General

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major blues scale notes plotted over the 5-string bass' fretboard in the BAGED octaves style:-

BAGED octaves fingerboard C major blues scale notes

The box shapes for the C major blues scale follow:-

C major blues scale (5-string bass: Low B) box shapes


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major blues scale box shapes

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BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 5B3 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 3A1 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 4G1 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 4E2 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 5D2 box shape
BAGED octaves C major blues scale : 5B3 box shape at 12

BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major blues scale
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

C major blues scale (5-string bass : Low B) box shapes pdf

C major blues scale (5-string bass: Low B) box shapes TAB pdfC major blues scale (5-string bass: Low B) box shapes TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
C major blues scale : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves (5-string bass: Low B) fingerboard C major bluesscale notes pdf

BAGED octaves (5-string bass: Low B) fingerboard C major bluesscale intervals pdf



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