3 String Arpeggios with Mini Shreds Exercise with Chris Zoupa

author: Chris Zoupa date: 04/21/2014 category: guitar techniques
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3 String Arpeggios with Mini Shreds Exercise with Chris Zoupa
Hey guys I was messing around with some seventh arpeggios with a couple of descending notes.

The idea got pretty lengthy, silly and out of control, but it may be worth putting into your practice regime to get your head around sweeps into shred. It may even be worth improvising with or implementing into your own lead playing/song writing.

Let's take a look at the exercise.

The chord progression that the arpeggios are based on is:
Em7 A7 Bm7 Em7
A#dim7 Bm7 A7 Gmaj7
F#m7 Em7 Dmaj7 A7
As you can see this chord progression is riddled with 7ths, whether they be major, minor, dominant or diminished. The progression starts in "E" Dorian but ends/resolves in "D" Ionian (or "D" major). Keep in mind that both of these scales are made up of the same notes.
  • "E" Dorian: E F# G A B C# D E
  • "D" Ionian: D E F# G A B C# D
I mention this because I use the notes from both of these scales on the descending diatonic notes that follow the 7th arpeggios.

Hope you enjoy and dig the exercise guys. Happy shredding!

By Chris Zoupa
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