#1
How do you make those? I really enjoy the sound of an arpeggiated chord, but I only really know the Am with both sus-es and Dm with both sus-es... And I need more variety, more feel...

So how do you make all these arpeggios so that they sound good? Maybe there's some list of chords or something...

Please help!
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#3
what's an arpeggio? Yes that was a noob question.
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what's an arpeggio? Yes that was a noob question.


An arpeggio is simply a chord played one note at a time.

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If you wanna know arpeggios, learn more chords. The more chords you know, the more arpeggios you know. Also, learn how to extend chords. For instance:


E||--1----------------||
B||--1----------------||
G||--2----------------||
D||--3----------------||
A||-------------------||
E||-------------------||

Is F major.

E||--1----------------||
B||--1----------------||
G||--2----------------||
D||--3----------------||
A||--3----------------||
E||--1----------------||

Is also F major, but is extended to include another F and C.


Here's a common arpeggio which is derived from the Dm chord shape.


E||--12-8--------------||
B||-------10-----------||
G||----------9---------||
D||------------10------||
A||---------------12-7-||
E||--------------------||

You can tell by looking at the notes, as well as the overall shape of the arpeggio. The Dm chord shape (A minor in this example) from this arpeggio would be:

E||---8-||
B||--10-||
G||---9-||
D||---7-||
A||-----||
E||-----||

And the extended shape would be:

E||---8-||
B||--10-||
G||---9-||
D||--10-||
A||---0-||
E||-----||

OR

E||--0-||
B||--1-||
G||--2-||
D||--2-||
A||--0-||
E||----||

All of those chords and arpeggios are Am because they all contain the notes: A E C


All chords are based on triads, and once you know the triad which it is based on, you can extend the chord using slides and pull offs by simply adding octaves higher and lower than the notes which make up the chord.

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When he said come up with a chord progression, he meant just get a sequence of three or four chords which repeats, so you can have a basis for the arpeggios you wanna play.

For instance, lets take this progression: Am C G G

Those chords are:


Am
E||--0----||
B||--1----||
G||--2----||
D||--2----||
A||--0----||
E||-------||

C
E||--0----||
B||--1----||
G||--0----||
D||--2----||
A||--3----||
E||-------||

G
E||--3----||
B||--3----||
G||--0----||
D||--0----||
A||--2----||
E||--3----||


If you played one chord per bar, then over each chord you could play this over the whole progression:


      |---3--|  |---3---|  |---3---|  |---3--|   
      E  E   E  E   E   E  E   E   E  E   E  E   
E||--12--8-----------------------------------8--|
B||---------10---------------------------10-----|
G||-------------9---------------------9---------|
D||----------------10-------------10------------|
A||--------------------12--7--12----------------|
E||---------------------------------------------|


   |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   
   E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E   
--15--12--------------------------------------12--|
----------13------------------------------13------|
--------------12----------------------12----------|
------------------14--------------14--------------|
----------------------15--10--15------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|


   |--3--|  |---3--|  |---3--|  |--3--|   
   E  E  E  E  E   E  E   E  E  E  E  E   
--10--7-------------------------------7--|
---------8-------------------------8-----|
------------7-------------------7--------|
---------------9-------------9-----------|
------------------10--5--10--------------|
-----------------------------------------|


  |--3--|  |---3--|  |---3--|  |--3--|    
  E  E  E  E  E   E  E   E  E  E  E  E    
--8--7-------------------------------7--||
--------8-------------------------8-----||
-----------7-------------------7--------||
--------------9-------------9-----------||
-----------------10--5--10--------------||
----------------------------------------||


See, what I simply did was take an extended version of each chord an octave up and played each note individually, using a technique called sweeping. THis is a common way of using arpeggios over chord progressions.
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#6
Hey, mate, that was awesome, you're very smart!!!!

But I also wanted to know about, you know, acoustic arpeggios, not solo ones. You know, the Nothing Else Matters/Sunday Bloody Sunday type of arpeggios...
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#7
Oh well, those are even simpler, you just take any chord and play it one note at a time!
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#8
Yes, man, I know, but WHAT chords?! I like keeping the same chord and shifting either the lowest or the highest note, any tips on that?

I mean, I ain't a n00b, I know what an arpeggio is (though I didn't the ones you posted, the solo ones, really well). I just kind of want to know how to make them up on the fly, what chords etc. Thanks.
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#9
What chords you use is up to you, there are thousands of chords for you to discover. Something that might help you out is learning how to construct chords. It's all in the MT Sticky, found here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=503032
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