The Only Exercise You Need To Master Arpeggios On Guitar

by Simon Candy

 

Guitar Arpeggios Solo Article PicIn this video, you learn the one exercise that’ll bridge the gap from playing up and down arpeggios to actually using them to create beautiful melodic guitar solos.

This is a continuation of an earlier guitar arpeggio video lesson that I highly recommend you check out first before tackling this one.

An arpeggio is when you target specific notes within a chord, known as chord tones.

Like a scale, it creates a pattern on the fretboard that you can then visualise and use to create melodies and solos.

Because an arpeggio is specific to a particular chord, you will need to change arpeggios every time the chord changes.

That’s A LOT to think about in a very short amount of time.

In this lesson, you learn the only exercise you will ever need in order to master arpeggios.

You can learn more arpeggios shapes.

You can play up and down them all day long.

You can switch between them when the pressure is not on, and you have all the time in the world.

But none of this will matter if you don’t train via this one specific exercise I break down for you in this video.

Watch the video below to learn more:

 

The Progression

The following is known as a II V I chord progression and will be what we use to train our arpeggios in this lesson:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo Chord Progression

 

Arpeggio Patterns

Dm7

Here is an arpeggio pattern for the Dm7 chord of the progression:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo Dm7 Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

G7

Here is an arpeggio pattern for the G7 chord of the progression:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo G7 Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Guitar Arpeggio Solo G7 Tab 

CMaj7

Here is an arpeggio pattern for the CMaj7 chord of the progression:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo CMaj7 Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo CMaj7 Tab

 

Combining Arpeggio Patterns

Dm7/G7

The following drill has you ascending the Dm7 arpeggio and descending the G7 arpeggio to begin connecting these two patterns together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo Dm7 G7 Tab

 

The next drill has you ascending the G7 arpeggio and descending the Dm7 arpeggio to continue connecting these two patterns together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo G7 Dm7 Tab

 

Here are the Dm7 and G7 arpeggio patterns overlayed. This is your road map for connecting these two shapes together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo Dm7 G7 Overlay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G7/CMaj7

The following drill has you ascending the G7 arpeggio and descending the CMaj7 arpeggio to begin connecting these two patterns together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo G7 CMaj7 Tab

 

The next drill has you ascending the CMaj7 arpeggio and descending the G7 arpeggio to continue connecting these two patterns together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo CMaj7 G7 Tab

 

Here are the G7 and CMaj7 arpeggio patterns overlayed. This is your road map for connecting these two shapes together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo G7 CMaj7 Overlay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMaj7/Dm7

The following drill has you ascending the CMaj7 arpeggio and descending the Dm7 arpeggio to begin connecting these two patterns together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo CMaj7 Dm7 Tab

 

The next drill has you ascending the Dm7 arpeggio and descending the CMaj7 arpeggio to continue connecting these two patterns together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo Dm7 CMaj7 Tab

 

Here are the CMaj7 and Dm7 arpeggio patterns overlayed. This is your road map for connecting these two shapes together:

 

Guitar Arpeggio Solo CMaj7 Dm7 Overlay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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