Octave Method for Drop E : 8-String Guitar
Major Scales & Arpeggios


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Octave Method for Drop E Eight String Guitar


Fretboard navigation method for Drop E :
8-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 Drop E : 8-String Guitar


Fretboard navigation method for Drop E :
8-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.

Octave Method for Drop E: 8-String Guitar Paper Book


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale - pseudo 3nps : General

In BLOGoZON No.707 the standard box shapes for the C pentatonic major scale
were presented using the BAGED octaves methodology for 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE).

BAGED octaves logo : 7-string guitar (Drop A: AEADGBE)

In this BLOGoZON we look at the C pentatonic major scale, again, but with pseudo 3nps patterns
and join them all together to form one long BAGED octaves chain.

Below the 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) sequence is shown for C natural in the diagram that follows.

C natural octaves (7-string guitar : Drop A - AEADGBE) BAGED octaves fretboard

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 (Drop A - AEADGBE).

C natural octave shapes

The diagram that follows shows all five of the BAGED octaves shapes for use with the
box shapes for a 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE).

7-String Guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) : C natural octaves

The diagram that follows shows all five of the BAGED octaves shapes for use with the
pseudo Three-Notes-Per-String patterns for a 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE).

C natural octaves pseudo 3nps (7-string guitar : Drop A - AEADGBE)

The diagrams that follow show all of the C pentatonic major scale notes plotted over the
7-string guitar's (Drop A - AEADGBE) fretboard in the BAGED octaves and GuitarPro6 styles:-

7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) : BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale fretboard notes

GuitarPro6 fingerboard : C pentatonic major scale

GuitarPro6 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 BAGED octaves manner:-

7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE) : CAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale fretboard intervals

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


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale - pseudo 3nps
YouTube videos & pdf files

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BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7B5B2:7A5A3 box shape (pseudo 3nps) pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7A5A3:6G3G1 box shape (pseudo 3nps) pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape (pseudo 3nps) pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 6E4E1:4D2 box shape (pseudo 3nps) pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 4D2:7B5B2 box shape (pseudo 3nps) pdf
BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7B5B2:7A5A3 box shape at 12 (pseudo 3nps) pdf

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale - pseudo 3nps : Box shapes on YouTube

  • 7B5B2
    7A5A3

  • 7A5A3
    6G3G1

  • 6G3G1
    6E4E1

  • 6E4E1
    4D2

  • 4D2
    7B5B2

  • 7B5B2
    7A5A3 at 12

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7B5B2:7A5A3 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7A5A3:6G3G1 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 6E4E1:4D2 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 4D2:7B5B2 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7B5B2:7A5A3 box shape at 12 (pseudo 3nps)


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale - pseudo 3nps : Box shapes and TAB

  • 7B5B2
    7A5A3

  • 7A5A3
    6G3G1

  • 6G3G1
    6E4E1

  • 6E4E1
    4D2

  • 4D2
    7B5B2

  • 7B5B2
    7A5A3 at 12

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7B5B2:7A5A3 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7A5A3:6G3G1 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 6G3G1:6E4E1 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 6E4E1:4D2 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 4D2:7B5B2 box shape (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale - 7B5B2:7A5A3 box shape at 12 (pseudo 3nps)


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 - 7B5B2:8A5A3 - being repeated at the 12th fret).

The complete TAB for the previously described exercise follows:-

GuitarPro7 TAB:  C pentatonic major scale box shapes (pseudo 3nps)


The box shapes for the previous exercise follow:-

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes (pseudo 3nps)

BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale - pseudo 3nps
Box shapes pdf & GuitarPro6 TAB pdf

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BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes (pseudo 3nps) pdf

GuitarPro7 TAB: C pentatonic major scale box shapes (pseudo 3nps) pdfGuitarPro7 TAB: C pentatonic major scale box shapes (pseudo 3nps) pdf


BAGED octaves : 7-string guitar (Drop A - AEADGBE)
C pentatonic major scale - pseudo 3nps
Overall fretboard box shapes

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes (pseudo 3nps) : entire fretboard notes

BAGED octaves C pentatonic major scale box shapes (pseudo 3nps) : entire fretboard intervals


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