Octave Method for Drop D: 6-string guitar

Octave Method
for
Drop D
6-String Guitar

A method for Drop D: 6-string guitar using linked octave shapes.
Enables systematic navigation of the
Drop D: 6-string guitar fingerboard for standard and 3 notes per string scale/arpeggio box shapes.

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Octave Method for Drop D: 6-string guitar


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

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the C major blues 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 major-minor arpeggio notes plotted over the 6-string bass' fretboard in the CAGED octaves style:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio 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-minor arpeggio are detailed below in the
CAGED octaves manner:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio intervals

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


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

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CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5C2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5A3 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 3G1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 6D4D2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5C2 box shape at 12 pdf

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

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

GuitarPro7 fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio : 5C2 box shape

GuitarPro7 fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio : 5A3 box shape

GuitarPro7 fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio : 3G1 box shape

GuitarPro7 fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro7 fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro7 fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio : 5C2 box shape at 12


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

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

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5C2 box shape

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5A3 box shape

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 3G1 box shape

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 6D4D2 box shape

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 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 major-minor arpeggio box shapes.



The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro7 TAB: C major-minor arpeggio box shapes


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio box shapes

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

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CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio box shapes pdf

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdfCAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio box shapes GuitarPro6 TAB pdf


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

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard notes

CAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio box shapes : entire fretboard notes


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