C Major Scales and Zones

In a previous post, https://vorticity-martial-arts.com/similkam/2020/09/03/octave-and-unison-patterns/, I made several points:

  1. We can locate notes, their unison notes and their octave notes on the fret board by following a pattern.
  2. We can do this for any note.
  3. There is a common pattern for all octave and unison notes.
  4. This pattern can be shifted up and down the neck, and rotated at the ends to make the pattern for another note, following the chromatic scale.
  5. Each of these notes can be used in several contexts within a key, and for any degree of a scale.
  6. We can get an insight into the pattern if we regard the notes as the root of some chord or the tonic of some scale. In fact, the note could be any degree of any scale; the pattern would still hold.
  7. Pairs of octave notes above and below one and other can be regarded as delimiters for zones.
  8. These zones are equivalent to the CAGED sequence, so that:
ZoneCAGED
1C
2A
3G
4E
5D
Correspondence of Metafrets Zones and CAGED System

Below, I show the use of each zone to create a scale. These zones overlap slightly. I will use the C note as the tonic and show the C major scale for each zone. Note that I show partial scales below and above a complete octave. The root note of the C Major scale, the tonic note, is in yellow.

I used the freeware programs:

  1. Guitar and Bass, version 1.2.2 by Gabriel Fernandez found at https://www.gfsoftware.com/desktop/index.php to produce the diagrams, along with
  2. Greenshot version 1.2.10 build 6 for screen capture, found at https://github.com/greenshot/greenshot
C Major Scale Zone 1 (Nut)
C Major Scale Zone 1 (Nut) – CAGED C
C Major Scale Zone 2
C Major Scale Zone 2 – CAGED A
C Major Scale Zone 3
C Major Scale Zone 3 – CAGED G
C Major Scale Zone 4
C Major Scale Zone 4 – CAGED E
C Major Scale Zone 5
C Major Scale Zone 5 – -CAGED D
C Major Scale Zone 1 (Octave
C Major Scale Zone 1 (Octave) – CAGED C

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