#1
So often when I'm reading a tab I see that the notes of the riff or sequence in a solo is a arpeggiation of a chord. How do I do that? How do you know to purposely arpeggiate a certain chord in a specific spot? Or is it that they are just playing notes from the scale and it happens to make a chord?
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#2
Usually it's the notes of the chord that are played behind it, or in a three piece then the notes of the chord suggested by the bass.
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#3
but what if the chord progession is very fast
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#5
For arpeggios, I think in terms of chord progressions and chord substitutions. The tonal materials are the same and so the harmonies are the same and thus the same rules apply.

As far as the melodic sequence of the arpeggio... anything goes, so long as you're hitting the notes that make up the arpeggio or chromatic passing tones. Experiment with playing each note twice, treating one note as a pedal point, playing it in groups of three or four, hitting an octave on an open string... use your imagination, as a purple dinosaur would say.
#6
ok. but what if i come up with a riff first?
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#8
then how do i come up with a fast chord progression that can fit the riff?
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Originally Posted by ChemicalFire
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#9
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then how do i come up with a fast chord progression that can fit the riff?

You look at the notes in the riff and decide which chords you want to be playing.
#10
TS, you may have realised there's a large gap in your knowledge;

Learn;
- Major/Minor scales
- Chord/Key Theory

And you will not need to ask these questions.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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#11
Quote by Slapp62
then how do i come up with a fast chord progression that can fit the riff?


You look at the riff and see what chord progression that riff fits with. There are exceptions to the rule though, but only if you want tension or dissonance, which is normally a bad thing. For example, If your riff has a lot of G's in it, you probably don't want to play a progession with an F# in it while that G is being played, because it will sound bad.

But as far as arpeggiation, play through some chord shapes and play it different ways until you get something that sounds cool. That's how Van Halen wrote "Panama." I think.