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Join date: Oct 2004
1,982 IQ
#1
ARPEGGIOS GUIDE PT. I- LEARN YOUR ARPEGGIOS!
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First off, an arpeggio is defined as playing chord one
note at a time. This is true, but you when you're done
here, you wont think of them a chords, but as tools to
use to spice up your solos and such.

Chord Construction
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This is a MUST when learning arpeggios. Chord construction
refers to intervals used to make chords. Example: When you
see (1 3 5) that means you use the root, the third and fifth
of the major scale. If you see (1 b3 5) it is still the major
scale. That being said, KNOW YOUR MAJOR SCALES! Even if its
numbers that are above 7 (major scale is 1 2 3 4 5 7 1), it
is infered that:
9=2
11=4
13=6

Just subtract 7.


THE CHORDS
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Notes in brackets are optional, but make the arpeggio
sound better.

Major: 1 3 (5)
Minor: 1 b3 (5)
Aug: 1 3 #5
Dim: 1 b3 b5
dom7: 1 3 (5) b7
Maj7: 1 3 (5) 7
m7: 1 b3 (5) b7
Aug7: 1 3 #5 b7
Dim7: 1 b3 b3 bb7
m/maj7:1 b3 (5) 7
m7b5: 1 b3 b5 b7
m7#5: 1 b3 #5 b7
m7b9: 1 b3 (5) b7 b9

With those arpeggios, you should have a great start.


APPLYING THESE TO MAKE ARPEGGIOS
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By now, you're probably itching to play. So, I'll start
with C for simplicity.

Intervals...1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
Cmaj Scale: C D E F G A B C

Cmaj Arpeggio: C E (G)


Cmin: C Eb (G)
Aug: C E G#
Dim: C Eb Gb
dom7: C E (G) Bb
Maj7: C E (G) B
m7: C Eb (G) Bb
Aug7: C E G# Bb
Dim7: C Eb Gb Bbb/A
m/maj7:C Eb (G) B
m7b5: C Eb Gb Bb
m7#5: C Eb G# Bb
m7b9: C Eb (G) Bb Db


PLAYING THOSE ARPEGGIOS
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 C...................Cm..................Caug            
|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|
|---------------(8)-|---------------(8)-|-------------9-|
|-----(0)-----9-----|-----(0)-----8-----|-----1-----9---|
|---2------10-------|---1------10-------|---2----10-----|
|-3-----------------|-3-----------------|-3-------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|


 Cdim............C7......................Cmaj7
|---------------|---------------------6-|---------------------7-|
|-------------7-|-----------------(8)---|---------0-------(8)---|
|-----------8---|-----(0)-3-----9-------|-----(0)-------9-------|
|---1-4--10-----|---2--------10---------|---2--------10---------|
|-3-------------|-3---------------------|-3---------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|


..Cm7....................Caug7
|---------------------6-|-----------------6-|
|-----------------(8)---|---------------9---|
|-----(0)-3-----8-------|-----1-3-----9-----|
|---1--------10---------|---2------10-------|
|-3---------------------|-3-----------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|


.Cdim7................Cm/maj7
|--------------------|-------------------7-|
|---------------7-10-|---------0-------8---|
|-------2-----8------|-----(0)-------8-----|
|---1-4----10--------|---1--------10-------|
|-3------------------|-3-------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|


.Cm7b5................Cm7+5
|--------------------|--------------------|
|---------------7-11-|---------------9-11-|
|-------3-----8------|-----1-3-----8------|
|---1-4----10--------|---1------10--------|
|-3------------------|-3------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|


.Cm7b9
|--------------------------9-|
|-----------2-------(8)-11---|
|-----(0)-3-------8----------|
|---1----------10------------|
|-3--------------------------|
|----------------------------|



INVERSIONS
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An inversion is when the root note is not the lowest note
of the arpeggio. A 1st inversion is when the third note is
the first note, a 2nd inversion is when the fifth is played
first, and when dealing with arpeggios with a seventh, playing
the seventh first is the 3rd inversion.


  Em7

 Root note     1st Inv        2nd Inv      3rd Inv
|-------7--10-|----7--10--12-|------------|---------------|
|----8--------|-8------------|----------8-|---------------|
|-9-----------|--------------|----7--9----|---------------|
|-------------|--------------|-9----------|-------5--9----|
|-------------|--------------|------------|-5--7----------|
|-------------|--------------|------------|---------------|

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So, anything i missed? Am I wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated.
slash_620
Drivin' at night
Join date: Jun 2004
579 IQ
#5
didn't try all the tabs but the chord formations were all correct.

how many instalments are you doing?
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Deeg
UK Chapter
Join date: Dec 2003
141 IQ
#7
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Last edited by Rankles at Mar 28, 2005,
Rankles
Registered User
Join date: Sep 2002
2,481 IQ
#9
Clear concise and correct, I like it. Submit it as a lesson and roll on the next part!

Cheers!

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