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


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BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE)
C major arpeggio : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the C major arpeggio and join them all together
for 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) to form one long BAGED octaves chain.

BAGED octaves logo : 7-string guitar (Drop A: AEADGBE)

Below the 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) sequence is shown for C natural in the diagram that follows.

C natural octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A - AEADGBE) BAGED octaves fretboard

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : 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 (Drop A - AEADGBE).

7-String Guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) : C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C major arpeggio notes plotted over the
7-string guitar's (Drop A - AEADGBE) fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) : BAGED octaves C major arpeggio fretboard notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C major arpeggio

GuitarPro6 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:-

7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) : CAGED octaves C major scale (ionian mode)fretboard intervals

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


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

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

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

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

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 7A5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string Drop A) C major arpeggio: 7B5B2 box shape at 12


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A - AEADGBE) C major arpeggio : 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 BAGED octaves chain-linked sequence for the C major arpeggio box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

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


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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