Octave Method for 6-String Guitar : Major Scales & Arpeggios


CAGED octaves method for 6-string guitar

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Octave Method for Six String Guitar


Fretboard navigation method for 6-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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Octave Method for 6-String Guitar


Fretboard navigation method for 6-string guitar based on an instrument specific modification of the CAGED guitar method, using octave shapes rather than open position chord shapes for ease and simplicity of use.

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CAGED octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the C pentatonic major scale and join them all together for
6-string guitar in standard tuning to form one long CAGED octaves chain.

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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

GuitaPro6 C natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all five of the CAGED octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 6-string guitar in standard tuning :-

CAGED octaves : C natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the C pentatonic major scale notes plotted over
the 6-string guitar's fretboard in the CAGED octaves and GuitarPro7 styles:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale notes

GuitarPro7 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale

GuitarPro7 : C pentatonic 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 pentatonic major scale are detailed below in the CAGED octaves manner:-

CAGED octaves fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale intervals

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


CAGED octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale : YouTube videos & pdf files

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CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale: 5C2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale: 5A3 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale: 6G3G1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale: 6E4E1 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale: 4D2 box shape pdf
CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale: 5C2 box shape pdf

CAGED octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 5C2
  • 5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 5C2 at 12

GuitarPro7 C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 box shape

GuitarPro7 C pentatonic major scale : 5A3 box shape

GuitarPro7 C pentatonic major scale : 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro7 C pentatonic major scale : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro7 C pentatonic major scale : 4D2 box shape

GuitarPro7 C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 box shape at 12


CAGED octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale : Box shapes & TAB

  • 5C2
  • 5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 4D2
  • 5C2 at 12

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5C2 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 5A3 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6G3G1 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 6E4E1 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 4D2 box shape

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale : 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 pentatonic major scale.



The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro7 TAB : C pentatonic major scale box shapes


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes

CAGED octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes pdf

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CAGED octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale : Overall fretboard box shapes

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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