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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AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : General

This weeks BLOGoZON looks at the A minor scale (aeolian mode) for 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE).

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

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

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A natural octaves

GuitarPro6 A natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all five of the AGEDB octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE).

AGEDB octaves : A natural octaves

The diagrams that follow show all of the A minor scale (aeolian mode) notes plotted over
the 7-string guitar's fretboard in the AGEDB octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

AGEDB octaves (7-string guitar): A minor scale (aeolian mode) entire fretboard notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A minor scale (aeolian mode)

GuitarPro6 A minor 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
A minor scale (aeolian mode) are detailed below in the AGEDB octaves manner:-

AGEDB octaves (7-string guitar): A minor scale (aeolian mode) entire fretboard intervals

The tables and tabbed panels below detail all five box shapes for the
A minor scale (aeolian mode) for 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE).


AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : YouTube videos and pdf files

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AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale 7Bm5Bm2 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape at 12 pdf

AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : YouTube videos

  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 7Dm4Dm2
  • 7Bm5Bm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

GuitarPro6 A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape at 12


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : Box shapes

  • 5Am3
  • 6Gm3Gm1
  • 6Em4Em1
  • 7Dm4Dm2
  • 7Bm5Bm2
  • 5Am3 at 12

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 6Gm3Gm1 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 6Em4Em1 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 7Dm4Dm2 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 7Bm5Bm2 box shape

AGEDB octaves A minor scale : 5Am3 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 - 5Am3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

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


The complete TAB for the previous exercise follows:-

GuitarPro7 TAB : A minor scale (aeolian mode) box shapes


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes

AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode)
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro7 TAB pdf

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AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes pdf

GuitarPro7 TAB: A minor scale (aeolian mode) box shapes pdfGuitarPro7 TAB: A minor scale (aeolian mode) box shapes pdf


AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A minor scale (aeolian mode) : Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDB octaves A minor scale box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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