#3
(I used an A in all these)

Minor:

e|----------------12-17-12--------------|
B|-------------13----------13-----------|
G|----------14----------------14--------|
D|-------14----------------------14-----|
A|-12-15----------------------------15--|
E|--------------------------------------|


Thats if you want to do it over 5 strings, if you like 6 string sweeps:

e|----------------12-17-12--------------|
B|-------------13----------13-----------|
G|----------14----------------14--------|
D|-------14----------------------14-----|
A|----15----------------------------15--|
E|-17-----------------------------------|


Major:
e|----------------12-17-12--------------|
B|-------------14----------14-----------|
G|----------14----------------14--------|
D|-------14----------------------14-----|
A|-12-16----------------------------15--|
E|--------------------------------------|


Same deal, thats 5 string. 6 string:


e|----------------12-17-12--------------|
B|-------------14----------14-----------|
G|----------14----------------14--------|
D|-------14----------------------14-----|
A|----16----------------------------16--|
E|-17-----------------------------------|


Thats the 2 basic ones.
Last edited by GuitarKid61791 at Sep 8, 2008,
#4
Do you mean for sweeping? An arpeggio isn't just involved in sweep picking, though sweeping almost always involves an arpeggio. The opening riff in The Eagle's "Hotel California" is a series of arpeggios, so they clearly don't have to be swept.

Similarly, "Eruption" by Van Halen features a bunch of tapped arpeggios at the end.
#6
Quote by bangoodcharlote
Do you mean for sweeping? An arpeggio isn't just involved in sweep picking, though sweeping almost always involves an arpeggio. The opening riff in The Eagle's "Hotel California" is a series of arpeggios, so they clearly don't have to be swept.

Similarly, "Eruption" by Van Halen features a bunch of tapped arpeggios at the end.

Yeah she's right. Arpeggio means notes of a chord played separately. They can be picked, swept, tapped, or played with hammer-ons and pull-offs. As far as patterns, you can start out by using your basic major and minor barre chord shapes for sweeping or picking. For legato, it would be easier to use more complex chords like since7/9 chords because there are more notes closer to each other which would make it easier for your left hand to fret them. If you were to play standard major and minor chords with legato, the notes (1,3,5) and (1,3b,5) are far from each other on the fretboard, and don't sound as colorful as chords with more notes in them. You just have to know where the notes are on the fretboard and make your own patterns. For tapping, any kind of chord would work, but try the diminished, they sound cool. Good luck.