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 pentatonic minor scale - 3131313 sweeps : General

In BLOGoZON No.602 the standard box shapes for the A pentatonic minor scale
were presented using the AGEDB octaves methodology for 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE).

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In this BLOGoZON we look at the A pentatonic minor scale, again, but with 3131313 sweep patterns
and join them all together to form one long AGEDB octaves chain.

The diagram that follows shows all five of the AGEDB octaves shapes for use with the
3131313 sweep patterns for a 7-string guitar (Low B: BEADGBE).

AGEDB octaves: A natural pseudo 3nps octave shapes

Below the AGEDB octaves sequence is shown for A 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 pentatonic minor scale notes plotted over
the 7-string guitar's fretboard in the AGEDB octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

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

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : A pentatonic minor scale

GuitarPro6 A natural octaves

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 pentatonic minor scale are detailed below in the AGEDB octaves manner.

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

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


AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A pentatonic minor scale - 3131313 sweeps
YouTube videos & pdf files

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AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale (3131313 sweep pattern) - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale (3131313 sweep pattern) - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale (3131313 sweep pattern) - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale (3131313 sweep pattern) - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale (3131313 sweep pattern) - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf
AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale (3131313 sweep pattern) - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape pdf

AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A pentatonic minor scale - 3131313 sweeps : YouTube videos

  • 5Am3
    6Gm3Gm1

  • 6Gm3Gm1
    6Em4Em1

  • 6Em4Em1
    7Dm4Dm2

  • 7Dm4Dm2
    7Bm5Bm2

  • 7Bm5Bm2
    5Am3

  • 5Am3
    6Gm3Gm1 at 12

A pentatonic minor scale fretboard note names - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

A pentatonic minor scale fretboard note names - 6Gm3Gm1:6Em4Em1 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

A pentatonic minor scale fretboard note names - 6Em4Em1:7Dm4Dm2 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

A pentatonic minor scale fretboard note names - 7Dm4Dm2:7Bm5Bm2 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

A pentatonic minor scale fretboard note names - 7Bm5Bm2:5Am3 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

A pentatonic minor scale fretboard note names - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape at 12 (3131313 sweep pattern)


AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A pentatonic minor scale - 3131313 sweeps : Box shapes & TAB

  • 5Am3
    6Gm3Gm1

  • 6Gm3Gm1
    6Em4Em1

  • 6Em4Em1
    7Dm4Dm2

  • 7Dm4Dm2
    7Bm5Bm2

  • 7Bm5Bm2
    5Am3

  • 5Am3
    6Gm3Gm1 at 12

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale - 6Gm3Gm1:6Em4Em1 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale - 6Em4Em1:7Dm4Dm2 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale - 7Dm4Dm2:7Bm5Bm2 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale - 7Bm5Bm2:5Am3 box shape (3131313 sweep pattern)

AGEDB octaves A pentatonic minor scale - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 box shape at 12 (3131313 sweep pattern)


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 - 5Am3:6Gm3Gm1 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The complete TAB for the previously described exercise follows:-

GuitarPro7 TAB: A pentatonic minor scale (3131313 sweep pattern) box shapes


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

A pentatonic minor scale (3131313 sweep pattern) box shapes

AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A pentatonic minor scale - 3131313 sweeps
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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AGEDB octaves C pentatonic major scale (3131313 sweep pattern) box shapes pdf

GuitarPro7 TAB: AGEDB octaves C pentatonic major scale (3131313 sweep pattern) box shapes pdfGuitarPro7 TAB: AGEDB octaves C pentatonic major scale (3131313 sweep pattern) box shapes pdf


AGEDB octaves : 7-string guitar (Low B - BEADGBE)
A pentatonic minor scale - 3131313 sweeps
Overall fretboard box shapes

AGEDB octaves C pentatonic major scale (3131313 sweep pattern) box shapes : entire fretboard notes

AGEDB octaves C pentatonic major scale (3131313 sweep pattern) box shapes : entire fretboard intervals


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