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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AGEDC octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
A minor blues scale : General

In this BLOGoZON we take a look at the A minor blues scale and join them all together for
6-string guitar (E standard tuning - EADGBE) to form one long AGEDC octaves chain.

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The diagram that follows shows all five of the AGEDC octaves shapes for use with
the standard patterns for 6-string guitar (E standard tuning - EADGBE).

AGEDC octaves : octave shapes

The AGEDC octaves sequence is shown for A natural in the diagram that follows:-

AGEDC octaves fingerboard : A natural octaves

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A natural octaves

GuitarPro6 A natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all five of the AGEDC octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for 6-string guitar (E standard tuning - EADGBE) in standard tuning :-

AGEDC octaves : A natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the A minor blues scale notes plotted over
the 6-string guitar's fretboard in the AGEDC octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

AGEDC octaves fingerboard A minor blues scale notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A pentatonic minor scale

GuitarPro6 fingerboard

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
A minor blues scale are detailed below in the AGEDC octaves manner:-

AGEDC octaves fingerboard A minor blues scale intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
A minor blues scale in the AGEDC octaves style.


AGEDC octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
A minor blues scale : YouTube videos & pdf files

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AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 5Am3 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 4Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 5Cm2 box shape pdf
AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 5Am3 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDC octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
A minor blues scale : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 4Dm2
  • 5Cm2
  • 5Am3 at 12


AGEDC octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
A minor blues scale : Box shapes & TAB

  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 4Dm2
  • 5Cm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 5Am3 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 4Dm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 5Cm2 box shape

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale : 5Am3 box shape at 12


Once the individual box shapes have been assimilated all seven shapes should be linked together and played in one continuous exercise (with the first shape - 5Am3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The video shown to the right demonstrates the AGEDC octaves chain-linked sequence for the A minor blues scale box shapes.



The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro7 TAB : A minor blues scale box shapes


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale box shapes

AGEDC octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
A minor blues scale
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro7 TAB pdf

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AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale box shapes pdf

GuitarPro7 TAB : AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale box shapes pdfGuitarPro7 TAB : AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale box shapes pdf


AGEDC octaves (6-string guitar : E standard tuning - EADGBE)
A minor blues scale
Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDC octaves A minor blues scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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