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I've been screwing around with string skipping licks, ala paul gilbert, and have been working on breaking up arpeggios so I can play them with skipping. Problem is, alot of arpeggio shapes tend to include extremely large reaches (~10frets, I have good stretches but not that good), and I think it might just be because I'm not coming up with the most efficient arpeggios to use or the most efficient shapes to come up with string skipped shapes with. For example:

e--------------12-15p12-------------------
B------------13------------------
G---------12---------------------
D-----14-------------------------
A--15----------------------------
E------------------------------


is transcribed as:

e------------------12 15p12------------------
B------------------------------------
G------------12h17------------------------
D-----------------------------------
A---15h19-------------------------------
E------------------------------------


These stretches are doable, but is there any way to break up chord shapes like this so I can fit an extra note or limit the stretch aside from playing it lower on the fretboard?

Note also that I deliberately used a sweeping arpeggio here because I am using string skipping to mimic it, since I can't sweep for my life despite years of practicing it.
Last edited by Sadistic sponge at Aug 9, 2008,