ARPEGGIOS GUIDE PT. II- SOLING WITH ARPEGGIOS
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Now that you've got some basic arpeggios under your
fingers, can play them, and their inversions, lets
work on using those in you lead lines and solos.

LEARN THEM ALL OVER THE NECK
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This is very important. Lets look at an Em7 arpeggio
for this example. A minor7 arpeggio is made up of the
1 b3 (5) b7, so Em7 is E G (B) D. There are more than
just one ore two positions to play these.

E .A .D .G .B .E
o .x .o .o .o .o
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|  |  |  |  |  |
|  |  |  |  |  |<---1st Fret
|  |  |  |  |  |
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|  |  |  |  |  |
|  B  E  |  |  |
|  |  |  |  |  |
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|  |  |  |  |  |
G  |  |  |  D  G<---3rd Fret
|  |  |  |  |  |
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|  |  |  |  |  |
|  |  |  B  |  |
|  |  |  |  |  |
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|  |  |  |  |  |
|  D  G  |  E  |<---5th Fret
|  |  |  |  |  |
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B  E  |  D  |  B<---7th Fret
|  |  |  |  |  |
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|  |  |  |  G  |
|  |  |  |  |  |
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|  |  B  E  |  |<---9th Fret
|  |  |  |  |  |
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|  |  |  |  |  |
D  G  |  |  |  D
|  |  |  |  |  |
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E  |  D  G  B  E<---12th Fret
|  |  |  |  |  |
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That is the Em7 arpeggio for the first 12 frets of the guitar.
Lets start making some licks with arpeggios.

STARTING TO USE ARPEGGIOS IN SOLOS
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This is a mini-solo made COMPLETELY out of the F#m7,
(F# A (C#) E).Bm7, (B D (F#) A) and D7 (D F# (A) C) and
their inversions.

F#m7                           D7
Gtr I
~                           ~~~~~        ~~~~~~~~~    ~~     ~~
|---------------5-9---|-5-9------------------|------12-10---------10-12---|
|----------7b9------7-|-----7-------------13-|-(13)--------13-------------|
|------6-9------------|-------9--7--11-14----|----------------11----------|
|-4--7----------------|----------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|----------------------------|

F#m7                                Bm7                 D7
~~~~~~~~~          ~~~~~~~~~~       ~
|-14--------14-------14-------17-14-|-(14)----------10--|-(10)--8s5-2------|
|----17b19-----17b19----14-17-------|---------10-12-----|-------------3----|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------|------------------|

ITS TIME TO MAKE YOUR OWN
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Now that you have the knowledge, you can compose your own leads,
solos and even songs with arpeggios! Just remember, if you think
using only 3-4 notes to make an entire solo is hard, just think of
how many famous solos are entirley pentatonic!

You use arpeggios the exact same way you would use a scale, just
and arpeggio has less notes. Arpeggios can even sound better than
scales, its all up to you.

Last edited by slash_pwns at Apr 8, 2005,
good article like the last one.

maybe you should record the arpegios and the mini solo?
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I'll post a MIDI file, but i can't record till the weekend.

This has a MIDI of the lettle solo and the arpeggios. I'll post the PowerTabs for them if needed.
Attachments:
mini arpeggio solo.zip
Last edited by slash_pwns at Mar 29, 2005,
^good.maybe you could add some examples of famous solos using arpegios?i don't know any myself but they shouldn't be that hard to find.
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^ I dont quite understand, but I'll try my best.

1. This is Part 2. By now the reader knows arpeggios and is know attempting to expand by using then in lead lines.

2. Go beyond them with chromatics? If you mean add chromatic passing tones, I don't think that really fits in here.

slash_620- thanks again, I'll put some songs that use arpeggios. (Sultans of Swing, and a lot of Yngwie comes to mind, anything else?)
^i was just about to mention sultans of swing,i'm trying to learn it and its way to hard.

i think a lot of country/bluegrass music use arrpegios.

also,i've been reading stuff on arrpegios and you could add some of it.

1. pay attention to the 3rd and 7th tones of the chord and try and feature them as they are the tones that define a chord(and 5th if your playing diminished)

2. a genral improvisation tip but it might be usefull: make a record of some good licks/ideas so you have something to work of when improvising.
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Last edited by slash_620 at Mar 30, 2005,
Ok, I've started a third installment with the things listed above, and a couple songs that use arpeggios.

But as for now, I think the Pt. II is ready(?)
You put "B" for fourth fret B string in your fretboard diagram
You're not going to put it on the G string?
PFt. BORING! More tabs!
Any lessons teamers want to go over this?
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i think you just need to describe some more ideas involving arps. Point out that you sequence them as you do chords, its obvious, but people miss it.

Remember - people can look up the positions, but you have the priviledge of being able to inspire them to try something new.
Ah, alrighty then - to point out you can sequence them as chords, get them to play a c maj arp, g maj, a minor, e minor, and let them see that they can put them together like ordinary chords.

As for ideas, heres a few.
Point out that you can use an arpgeggio phrase as a pedal tone.
Show that arpeggios can be as large or small as you like - as long as you play the notes from the chord, you dont actually have to stay in one position. You've pointed out that they have all those notes on the fretboard, so encourage them to find new ways of playing the arpeggios.
Maybe include a small section of bach's toccatta and fugue in D minor as a midi to show the power of sequenced arps...

Anyway, im sure you can think of more ways arps can be used creatively. Write em down and let me use em!
lol, most people dont, i just gave away one of my favourite things...hope you come up with some more stuff!
^ that's good enough for me.

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