Diminished Tap Arpeggio Exercise

author: Chris Zoupa date: 12/10/2013 category: soloing
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Diminished Tap Arpeggio Exercise
This is a really cool way to work through diminished arpeggios. Today we're working through a few branches/inversions of a "G" Diminished arpeggio. We're essentially looking at a 12 note pattern working across 2 strings, then we start another 12 note pattern across the next 2 strings and so on. The whole exercise spans across 3 octaves. "G" Diminished arpeggio: G Bb Db Fb/E (1 b3 b5 bb7)
The whole exercise will be addressed exactly the same (in a technical sense) on every string. We do a tap, pulloff to the pointer then hammer to the pinky. On the 6 string the notes are Db, G and Bb then on the 5th the notes are G, Db and E. As soon as we hit the 4th string the pattern starts again. The tapping concept is helpful in this context as it reduces the need to change strings or do any ridiculous stretches. You can of course variate where your taps and pulloffs go. Have fun with this one guys. Try implementing it into a new solo whether it be written or improvised!

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