# Arpeggio Lesson Pt. I

PDA

View Full Version : Arpeggio Lesson Pt. I

slash_pwns
03-28-2005, 12:52 PM
ARPEGGIOS GUIDE PT. I- LEARN YOUR ARPEGGIOS!
____________________________________________________

First off, an arpeggio is defined as playing chord one
note at a time. This is true, but you when you're done
here, you wont think of them a chords, but as tools to
use to spice up your solos and such.

Chord Construction
_____________________________________________________

This is a MUST when learning arpeggios. Chord construction
refers to intervals used to make chords. Example: When you
see (1 3 5) that means you use the root, the third and fifth
of the major scale. If you see (1 b3 5) it is still the major
scale. That being said, KNOW YOUR MAJOR SCALES! Even if its
numbers that are above 7 (major scale is 1 2 3 4 5 7 1), it
is infered that:
9=2
11=4
13=6

Just subtract 7.

THE CHORDS
______________________________________________________
Notes in brackets are optional, but make the arpeggio
sound better.

Major: 1 3 (5)
Minor: 1 b3 (5)
Aug: 1 3 #5
Dim: 1 b3 b5
dom7: 1 3 (5) b7
Maj7: 1 3 (5) 7
m7: 1 b3 (5) b7
Aug7: 1 3 #5 b7
Dim7: 1 b3 b3 bb7
m/maj7:1 b3 (5) 7
m7b5: 1 b3 b5 b7
m7#5: 1 b3 #5 b7
m7b9: 1 b3 (5) b7 b9

With those arpeggios, you should have a great start.

APPLYING THESE TO MAKE ARPEGGIOS
_______________________________________________________
By now, you're probably itching to play. So, I'll start
with C for simplicity.

Intervals...1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
Cmaj Scale: C D E F G A B C

Cmaj Arpeggio: C E (G)

Cmin: C Eb (G)
Aug: C E G#
Dim: C Eb Gb
dom7: C E (G) Bb
Maj7: C E (G) B
m7: C Eb (G) Bb
Aug7: C E G# Bb
Dim7: C Eb Gb Bbb/A
m/maj7:C Eb (G) B
m7b5: C Eb Gb Bb
m7#5: C Eb G# Bb
m7b9: C Eb (G) Bb Db

PLAYING THOSE ARPEGGIOS
____________________________________________________
C...................Cm..................Caug
|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|
|---------------(8)-|---------------(8)-|-------------9-|
|-----(0)-----9-----|-----(0)-----8-----|-----1-----9---|
|---2------10-------|---1------10-------|---2----10-----|
|-3-----------------|-3-----------------|-3-------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|

Cdim............C7......................Cmaj7
|---------------|---------------------6-|---------------------7-|
|-------------7-|-----------------(8)---|---------0-------(8)---|
|-----------8---|-----(0)-3-----9-------|-----(0)-------9-------|
|---1-4--10-----|---2--------10---------|---2--------10---------|
|-3-------------|-3---------------------|-3---------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

..Cm7....................Caug7
|---------------------6-|-----------------6-|
|-----------------(8)---|---------------9---|
|-----(0)-3-----8-------|-----1-3-----9-----|
|---1--------10---------|---2------10-------|
|-3---------------------|-3-----------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|

.Cdim7................Cm/maj7
|--------------------|-------------------7-|
|---------------7-10-|---------0-------8---|
|-------2-----8------|-----(0)-------8-----|
|---1-4----10--------|---1--------10-------|
|-3------------------|-3-------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|

.Cm7b5................Cm7+5
|--------------------|--------------------|
|---------------7-11-|---------------9-11-|
|-------3-----8------|-----1-3-----8------|
|---1-4----10--------|---1------10--------|
|-3------------------|-3------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|

.Cm7b9
|--------------------------9-|
|-----------2-------(8)-11---|
|-----(0)-3-------8----------|
|---1----------10------------|
|-3--------------------------|
|----------------------------|

INVERSIONS
____________________________________________________
An inversion is when the root note is not the lowest note
of the arpeggio. A 1st inversion is when the third note is
the first note, a 2nd inversion is when the fifth is played
first, and when dealing with arpeggios with a seventh, playing
the seventh first is the 3rd inversion.

Em7

Root note 1st Inv 2nd Inv 3rd Inv
|-------7--10-|----7--10--12-|------------|---------------|
|----8--------|-8------------|----------8-|---------------|
|-9-----------|--------------|----7--9----|---------------|
|-------------|--------------|-9----------|-------5--9----|
|-------------|--------------|------------|-5--7----------|
|-------------|--------------|------------|---------------|

____________________________________________________

So, anything i missed? Am I wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated.

slash_pwns
03-28-2005, 12:53 PM
If this one goes over well, I'll post Pt. II- Soloing with Arpeggios.

marmite
03-28-2005, 01:01 PM
nice, clear and easy to understand

slash_pwns
03-28-2005, 01:07 PM
thanks!

I just hope i got all the facts right and the TABS are acurate.

slash_620
03-28-2005, 01:59 PM
didn't try all the tabs but the chord formations were all correct.

how many instalments are you doing?

slash_pwns
03-28-2005, 02:10 PM
i have another one allready writen, but i guess i could do more.. i dunno. As of now just 2.

Deeg
03-28-2005, 04:14 PM
tRiEd It OuT dA tAbs r AkUrAtT. iM gOiN 2 RuN tHrU iT aGeN 2mOz. cAnT wAiT 2 SeE dA nExT!!!!!!11one

:peace::mad: :rolleyes: :peace: :no: :eek: :rolleyes:

slash_pwns
03-28-2005, 04:27 PM
^^ What was there before it got editted by high voltage?

So, do i get "*aproved*"?

Rankles
03-28-2005, 04:35 PM
Clear concise and correct, I like it. Submit it as a lesson and roll on the next part!

Cheers!

*Approved*

EDIT - Deeg, you should really grow up man.