How To Practice Arpeggios On Guitar And Play Amazing Solos - Part 1

The Magic Arpeggio Exercise That Will Transform Your Guitar Playing - Part 1

by Simon Candy


How To Solo Using Guitar Arpeggio ImageIn this video, I am going to show you an extremely effective way to train arpeggios so you can use them to solo on guitar.

Arpeggios allow you to outline the notes in each chord of the progressions you solo over. This results in very melodic guitar playing because you are outlining the harmony (ie. targeting the notes of the chords) over which you are soloing, both in the context of composing solos as well as improvising.

As great as arpeggios are for your guitar playing, they can also be very daunting because there seems to be so much to think about when using them.

For example, you need to:

• Know the chords that are happening as you solo

• Know what notes are in these chords

• Determine where the notes of the chords are on your guitar

• Create music with these notes

That’s A LOT to think about and do considering all this changes from one moment to the next, leaving you next to no time to calculate all this stuff.

It feels near on impossible!

In this lesson, I show you how to train arpeggios so you CAN do all the above.

Better yet, you will be able to do it within a split second.

This one arpeggio exercise changed my guitar playing forever when I first came across it in 2007.

It took arpeggios from being something I would use to exercise my fingers, to an essential tool for creating beautiful and melodic lines in the solos I played.

Check out the video below to learn how to train arpeggios into your playing so you can create great sounding solos on your guitar:



Guitar Arpeggio Video Content

Arpeggio Shapes


Guitar Arpeggio Dm7 Shape 









Guitar Arpeggio G7 Shape 









Arpeggios Exercises


Guitar Arpeggio Dm7 Asc Desc 


Guitar Arpeggio G7 Asc Desc 


Guitar Arpeggio Dm7 Asc G7 Desc 


Guitar Arpeggio G7 Asc Dm7 Desc 


Arpeggio Overlay Pattern


Guitar Arpeggio Solo Dm7 G7 Shape












Arpeggios Connection Drill

An example of the arpeggio exercise outlining the Dm7 and G7 chords. See if you can keep it going:

Guitar Arpeggio Solo Connection Exercise


Learn more ways to master the art of using arpeggios in your guitar solos