#1
I have been learning major and minor arpeggios over the fret board just wondering how i can improve and using it in rock solos , I don't really want to learn 7ths maj 7ths until i can use what i have learned . I Just wondering how other people progress? there is so much you could learn but sometimes you need to stop learning and use what you already know ?
Last edited by dazzzer30 at Feb 5, 2014,
#2
I'm also a little bit unsure about arpeggios. People talk about learning arpeggios, do they mean learning chords but playing them as arpeggios? Ie playing the notes separately?
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I have been learning major and minor arpeggios over the fret board just wondering how i can improve and using it in rock solos , I don't really want to learn 7ths maj 7ths until i can use what i have learned . I Just wondering how other people progress? there is so much you could learn but sometimes you need to stop learning and use what you already know ?


So there are two things I have to say to this:

1 - Why did you learn arpeggios to begin with?
2 - The easiest way to learn about how arpeggios are used is to start looking for them in other people's solos.

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I'm also a little bit unsure about arpeggios. People talk about learning arpeggios, do they mean learning chords but playing them as arpeggios? Ie playing the notes separately?


Arpeggios are the notes of a chord played separately but generally when people talk about learning arpeggios they mean learning them in ways that are more conducive to single note playing rather than chordally.
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So there are two things I have to say to this:

1 - Why did you learn arpeggios to begin with?
2 - The easiest way to learn about how arpeggios are used is to start looking for them in other people's solos.


Arpeggios are the notes of a chord played separately but generally when people talk about learning arpeggios they mean learning them in ways that are more conducive to single note playing rather than chordally.

I want to learn to play lead guitar that's why i learned the pentatonic scales sometimes i improvise using the pentatonic scale , i guess i started to learn arpeggios in hope it would make my solos sound some what interesting i had read on a thread that it would help, but like i said there's learning something and actually knowing how to use it are two different things
#5
You just use them when the appropriate chord comes around - Play Cmaj arpeggio over Cmaj chord, Dm arpeggio over Dm chord, and so on. It's really the simplest way to make melodies over chord progressions.
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I want to learn to play lead guitar that's why i learned the pentatonic scales sometimes i improvise using the pentatonic scale , i guess i started to learn arpeggios in hope it would make my solos sound some what interesting i had read on a thread that it would help, but like i said there's learning something and actually knowing how to use it are two different things


Ok, well the issue here then is that you're looking to arpeggios as a solution to a problem that's a little harder to solve than that.

Just to completely clarify:

Arpeggios won't help you make music that sounds more interesting on their own. They're just a different way of looking at all the notes you already have access to.

Following on from that: there are no rules as to how to use arpeggios, they are just another tool. To make interesting music you need to spend more time thinking about what you're doing; listen to the backing, think about the music you want to make and then transfer it to the guitar.

That will be a slow process to begin with but the more you do it the easier and faster it gets.
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