Octave Method for Low B : 7-String Guitar
Major Scales & Arpeggios


Octave Method for 7-String Guitar (Low B)

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Octave Method for Seven String Guitar


Fretboard navigation method for 7-string guitar
(Low B) based on an instrument 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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Octave Method for Low B : 7-String Guitar


Fretboard navigation method for 7-string guitar
(Low B) 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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BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
C major-minor arpeggio : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the C major-minor arpeggio for 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE).

BAGED octaves logo : 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE)

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

C natural octave shapes : 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE)

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 (Low B: BEADGBE).

BAGED octaves : C natural octaves

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

BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio entire fretboard 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 C major-minor arpeggio entire fretboard intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
C major-minor arpeggio for 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE).


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
C major-minor arpeggio : YouTube videos and pdf files

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BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 5A3 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 6G3G1 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 7D4D2 box shape
BAGED octaves C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape at 12

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
C major-minor arpeggio : YouTube videos

  • 7B5B2
  • 5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 5A3 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 6G3G1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 7D4D2 box shape

GuitarPro6 (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape at 12


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
C major-minor arpeggio : box shapes

  • 7B5B2
  • 5A3
  • 6G3G1
  • 6E4E1
  • 7D4D2
  • 7B5B2 at 12

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 7B5B2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 5A3 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 6G3G1 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 6E4E1 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor arpeggio : 7D4D2 box shape

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar : Low B tuning) C major-minor 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-minor arpeggio box shapes.


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro7 TAB: C major-minor arpeggio box shapes


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

C major-minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) box shapes

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
C major-minor arpeggio
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro7 TAB pdf

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C major-minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) box shapes

C major -minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) box shapes TAB pdfC major -minor arpeggio (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) box shapes TAB pdf


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
C major-minor arpeggio : Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio notes pdf

BAGED octaves (7-string guitar: Low B tuning) fingerboard C major-minor arpeggio intervals pdf


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