#1
Lately I've been wanting to learn arpeggio's (They're the thing I've never really took the time to understand and try and learn.) and I found the basic CAGED shapes and picked one and tried to apply it over a chord but it sounded bad.

I've been learning on Justinguitar and he recommended learning the Dom7th apreggio first and I learned the shaped but I don't know what chord to play it over?
http://www.justinguitar.com/images/AR_images/Arp-Dom7-A.gif

I play it so the root is the 5th fret D on the Astring and tried it over a D7 chord but it doesn't sound right, is it just me?
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#2
if the root is the fifth fret D string then the chord will be a G7 try it over that

Sorry my bad didn't read properly.

if it is on the fifth fret A string it is in fact a D7. I can't think why it would sound bad because you're playing the same notes that are in the chord.
Si
Last edited by 20Tigers at Nov 12, 2011,
#3
Quote by 20Tigers
if the root is the fifth fret D string then the chord will be a G7 try it over that

Nah, fifth on the A string, the D.

EDIT, I just noticed it's kinda confusing how I typed it, haha.... sorry about that.
Current Gear:
Mexican Fender Telecaster
Robert Smith custom Jazzmaster
Stratocaster
Vox AC4TV
Last edited by unicornfist at Nov 12, 2011,
#4
Just make sure tha the notes in the arpeggio are the same as the notes in the chord. For D dominant 7, thats D F# A C. The arpeggio and chord should both only contain these notes, otherwise, your not playing the right chord under the right arpeggio. If the notes are the same, it's probably a tuning or intonation issue. Failing that, It could just be the dissonant interval between F# and C that's throwing your ear off.... so try it with a regular major arpeggio over a regular major chord.
#5
Sorry i picked up my mistake right after posting. Where is your D7 coming from that you're playing over? Are you sure it's a D7? is there any note in particular that doesn't sound right?

(maybe dumb questino you haven't tuned down half a step and playing to a standard tuning or anything?)
Si
#6
I'm in standard and I'm using a loop pedal to lay down what I'm playing over. The chord I'm play is:

3
2
3
0
x
x

I think maybe pmce could be right with the tension between the two notes.
Current Gear:
Mexican Fender Telecaster
Robert Smith custom Jazzmaster
Stratocaster
Vox AC4TV
#8
Man, the chord you're playing isn't a D7- like mdc said, shift it back a fret. a D7 would be

2
1
2
0
x
x
#10
Quote by unicornfist
I'm in standard and I'm using a loop pedal to lay down what I'm playing over. The chord I'm play is:

3
2
3
0
x
x

I think maybe pmce could be right with the tension between the two notes.

Sure is. It would create a series of minor second intervals. Nice.
Last edited by mdc at Nov 13, 2011,
#11
Guys I accidentally wrote the chord wrong but I assure you I was playing it right. (The D7)

Anyways, I tried it again and I do think the tension between the F# and C.
Current Gear:
Mexican Fender Telecaster
Robert Smith custom Jazzmaster
Stratocaster
Vox AC4TV