Octave Method for 8-string Guitar (Low F#)
Major Scales & Arpeggios


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BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C major scale (ionian mode) : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the C major scale (ionian mode) for 8-string guitar (Low F#).

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Below the BAF#GED octaves for 8-string guitar (Low F#)
sequence is shown for C natural in the diagram that follows:-

BAF#GED octaves C natural fretboard

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C natural octaves

GuitarPro6 C natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all five of the BAF#GED octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 8-string guitar (Low F#) :-

BAF#GED octaves : C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major scale (ionian mode) notes plotted over
the 8-string guitar's (Low F#) fretboard in the BAF#GED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

BAF#GED octaves fingerboard C major scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C major scale (ionian mode)

GuitarPro6 C major scale

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 scale (ionian mode) are detailed below in the BAF#GED octaves manner:-

BAF#GED octaves fingerboard C major scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
C major scale (ionian mode) for 8-string guitar (Low F#).


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C major scale (ionian mode) box shapes

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BAF#GED octaves (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 7B5B2 box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 8A5A3 box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 8F#6G3G1 box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 6E4E1 box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 7D4D2 box shape pdf
BAF#GED octaves (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 7B5B2 box shape at 12 pdf

BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C major scale (ionian mode) box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 8A5A3
  • 8F#6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Low G) C major scale : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Low G) C major scale : 8A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Low G) C major scale : 8F#6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Low G) C major scale : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Low G) C major scale : 7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (8 string : Low G) C major scale : 7B5B2 box shape at 12


BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C major scale (ionian mode) box shapes

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

BAF#GED octaves (8-string : Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 7B5B2 box shape

BAF#GED octaves (8-string : Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 8A5A3 box shape

BAF#GED octaves (8-string : Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 8F#6G3G1 box shape

BAF#GED octaves (8-string : Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 6E4E1 box shape

BAF#GED octaves (8-string : Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 7D4D2 box shape

BAF#GED octaves (8-string : Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) : 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 video shown to the right demonstrates the BAF#GED octaves chain-linked sequence for the C major scale box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro7 TAB : 8-string guitar (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) box shapes


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

BAF#GED Low G: 8 string - C major scale box shapes

BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C major scale (ionian mode)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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C major scale (ionian mode) 8-string guitar (Low F#) box shapes pdf

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BAF#GED octaves : 8-string guitar in low F# (F#BEADGBE)
C major scale (ionian mode) : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAF#GED octaves (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) fingerboard notes pdf

BAF#GED octaves (Low F#) C major scale (ionian mode) fingerboard intervals pdf


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