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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.

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


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AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A natural octaves

Individual AGEDB octaves shape names

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A natural octaves

GuitarPro6 A natural octaves

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


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor arpeggio : General

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

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A minor arpeggio note names

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A minor arpeggio

GuitarPro6 A minor arpeggio

The box shapes for the A minor arpeggio follow:-

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio box shapes

AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor arpeggio : YouTube videos & pdf files

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AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio : 3Am1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio : 4Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio : 4Em2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio : 5Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio : 5Bm3 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio : 3Am1 box shape at 12 pdf


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

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDA octaves A minor arpeggio box shapes pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfAGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDB octaves A minor arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : General

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

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A minor scale note names

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A minor scale

GuitarPro6 A minor scale

The box shapes for the A minor scale (aeolian mode) follow:-

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes


BAGED octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : YouTube videos & pdf files

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AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 3Am1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 4Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 4Em2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Bm3 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 3Am1 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor scale (aeolian mode)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDA octaves A minor scale box shapes pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfAGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A pentatonic minor scale : General

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

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A pentatonic minor scale note names

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A pentatonic minor scale

GuitarPro6 A minor scale

The box shapes for the A pentatonic minor scale follow:-

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale box shapes


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A pentatonic minor scale : YouTube videos & pdf files

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Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale : 3Am1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale : 4Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale : 4Em2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale : 5dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale : 5Bm3 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale : 3Am1 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A pentatonic minor scale
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDA octaves A pentatonic minor scale box shapes pdf

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfAGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A pentatonic minor scale : Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor-diminished arpeggio : General

The diagrams that follow show all of the A minor-diminished arpeggio notes plotted over the 5-string bass' fretboard in the AGEDB octaves style:-

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A minor-diminished arpeggio note names

The box shapes for the A minor-diminished arpeggio follow:-

AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished arpeggio box shapes


AGEDB octaves (BEADG : 5-string bass standard tuning)
A minor-diminished arpeggio : YouTube videos & pdf files

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Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished : 3Am1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished : 4Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished : 4Em2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished : 5Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished : 5Bm3 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished : 3Am1 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor-diminished arpeggio
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDA octaves A minor-diminished arpeggio box shapes pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfAGEDB octaves A minor-diminished arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor-diminished arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDB octaves A minor-diminished arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor blues scale : General

The diagrams that follow show all of the A minor blues scale notes plotted over the 5-string bass' fretboard in the AGEDB octaves style:-

AGEDB octaves fingerboard A minor blues scale note names

The box shapes for the A minor blues scale follow:-

AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale box shapes


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor blues scale box shapes

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Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale : 3Am1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale : 4Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale : 4Em2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale : 5Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale : 5Bm3 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale : 3Am1 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor blues scale
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

Flash iconGuitar Pro 6 icon

AGEDA octaves A minor blues scale box shapes pdf

AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfAGEDB octaves A minor blues scale box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


AGEDB octaves : 5-string bass in Low B (BEADG tuning)
A minor blues scale : Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDB octaves A minor blues scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals



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