7th Arpeggios - Sweep Shapes

If you're like me, you are or have been stuck in the typical major and minor C shaped sweep patterns. To make things more interesting, to fit over different chords and to just expand your playing capabilities, I've provided you with Major 7th, Minor 7th, and Dominant 7th arpeggio shapes. Enjoy and practice, practice, practice!

7th Arpeggios - Sweep Shapes
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NOTE: I've added a lower 5th (10th fret) to start the arpeggio on each shape. This makes it into a triplet patten and helps with stretching. I recommend practicing these shapes slow to fast with a metronome.

C Major 7th

Instead of the typical root, 3rd, 5th (C, E, G) sweep shape, we're going to add a major 7th (B) which is a half step below the root (C).

|-----------------12h15h12------------
|--------------12----------12---------
|-----------12----------------12------
|--------14----------------------14---
|--10h15----------------------------15
|--------------------------------------

C Minor 7th

In this shape we will do 2 things: flatten the 3rd (E to Eb) and add a flat 7th (Bb). The notes respectively will be C, Eb, G, and Bb.
|-----------------11h15h11------------
|--------------11----------11---------
|-----------12----------------12------
|--------13----------------------13---
|--10h15----------------------------15
|--------------------------------------

C Dominant 7th

This shape mixes major and minor. We will have root and 5th (as usual) along with a major 3rd and minor 7th. C, E, G, and Bb.
|-----------------12-15-12------------
|--------------11----------11---------
|-----------12----------------12------
|--------14----------------------14---
|--10-15----------------------------15
|-------------------------------------
Thank you for taking the time to check out this lesson. If you're reading this far, congratulations! You now know THREE new sweep shapes to add to your guitar arsenal! Please take the time to rate, comment or even check out my YouTube channel to learn more!

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