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Octave Method for Drop A : 7-String Guitar
Major Scales & Arpeggios


Octave Method for Drop A: 7-String Guitar eBook

eBook: Octave Method for Drop A: 7-string guitar

Fretboard navigation method for Drop A : 7-string guitar based on a 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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Book: Octave Method for Drop A: 7-String Guitar

Fretboard navigation method for Low F# : 8-String Guitar 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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BAGED octaves (Drop A : 7-string guitar)
C major-minor arpeggio : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the C major-minor arpeggio for 7-string guitar in Drop A tuning.

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

BAGED octaves drop A fretboard C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all five of the BAGED octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 7-string guitar tuned to AEADGBE :-

7-string Drop A octave shapes

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major-minor arpeggio notes plotted over the
7-string guitar's Drop A fretboard in the BAGED octaves style:-

BAGED 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 BAGED octaves manner:-

BAGED 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
BAGED octaves style for Drop A tuning.


BAGED octaves (Drop A : 7-string guitar)
C major-minor arpeggio box shapes

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BAGED octaves (7-string: Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string: Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7A5A3 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string: Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 6G3G1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string: Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string: Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 4D2 box shape pdf
BAGED octaves (7-string: Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape at 12 pdf

BAGED octaves (Drop A : 7-string guitar)
C major-minor arpeggio box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 7A5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro7 (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro7 (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro7 (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro7 (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro7 (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro7 (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape


BAGED octaves (Drop A : 7-string guitar)
C major-minor arpeggio box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 7A5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7A5A3 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 6G3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A) C major-minor arpeggio : 7A5A3 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-minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Drop A) box shapes TAB


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

C major-minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Drop A) box shapes

BAGED octaves (Drop A : 7-string guitar)
C major-minor arpeggio
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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C major-minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Drop A) box shapes pdf

C major-minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Drop A) box shapes TAB pdfC major-minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Drop A) box shapes TAB pdf


BAGED octaves (Drop A : 7-string guitar)
C major-minor arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar: Drop A) fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio notes pdf

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar: Drop A) fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio intervals pdf


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