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BAGED octaves (Drop E + Drop A : 8-string guitar)
C major arpeggio : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the C major arpeggio for
8-string guitar in Drop E + Drop A tuning.

BAGED octaves Drop E and Drop A - 8 string guitar logo

Below the BAGED octaves for Drop E + Drop A sequence is shown for
C natural in the diagram that follows:-

BAGED octaves Drop E and Drop A - 8 string guitar C natural fingerboard

GuitarPro7 fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro7: 8-string guitar Drop E and Drop A fingerboard C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major arpeggio notes plotted over the
8-string guitar's Drop E + Drop A fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro7 styles:-

BAGED octaves Drop E and Drop A: 8-string guitar fingerboard C major arpeggio notes

GuitarPro7: 8-string guitar Drop E and Drop A fingerboard C major arpeggio

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 arpeggio are detailed below in the BAGED octaves manner:-

BAGED octaves Drop E and Drop A: 8-string guitar fingerboard C major arpeggio intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
C major arpeggio in the BAGED octaves style for Drop E + Drop A tuning.


BAGED octaves (Drop E + Drop A : 8-string guitar)
C major arpeggio : YouTube videos & pdf files

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C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 7B5B2 box shape pdf
C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 7A5A3 box shape pdf
C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 8G6G3G1 box shape pdf
C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 8E6E4E1 box shape pdf
C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 4D2 box shape pdf
C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 7B5B2 box shape at 12 pdf

BAGED octaves (Drop E + Drop A : 8-string guitar)
C major arpeggio : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 7B5B2
  • 7A5A3
  • 8G6G3G1
  • 8E6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro7 : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro7 : 7A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro7 : 8G6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro7 : 8E6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro7 : 4D2 box shape

GuitarPro7 : 7B5B2 box shape at 12


BAGED octaves (Drop E + Drop A : 8-string guitar)
C major arpeggio : Box shapes & TAB

  • 7B5B2
  • 7A5A3
  • 8G6G3G1
  • 8E6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 7B5B2 box shape

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 7A5A3 box shape

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 8G6G3G1 box shape

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 8E6E4E1 box shape

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 4D2 box shape

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) : 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 complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) box shapes

BAGED octaves (Drop E + Drop A : 8-string guitar)
C major arpeggio
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) box shapes pdf

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) box shapes TAB pdfC major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) box shapes TAB pdf


BAGED octaves (Drop E + Drop A : 8-string guitar)
C major scale (ionian mode) : Overall fretboard box shapes

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) fingerboard notes pdf

C major arpeggio 8-string guitar (Drop E + Drop A) fingerboard intervals pdf


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