for something like----E--------------7-----------7

would it be DDUUDDU

What i'm wondering is on the last note you are hitting do you do an up?
Last edited by bagamush at Sep 25, 2009,
As long as you're hitting the notes in a chord seperately, like you're doing here with the Em, it's an arpeggio. Downpicking or uppicking doesn't make a difference.

But it does help to plan ahead. For example, if you had to play a low Em after this, it would be a good idea to have the last note in this arpeggio played with an upstroke.
Last edited by yoduh4077 at Sep 25, 2009,
^^ Depends entirely on you. Whenever I play this arpeggio I hit a downstroke. I find it easier as you can "turn" quickly from the descending to the ascending arpeggio. So the note on the e string is a downstroke and the next note on the b string is an upstroke.