The Church Arpeggios

Do you know the Church Scales? What about the Church Arpeggios?

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This Lesson Is not for Begginers who want to learn how to sweep pick, this is for people who already know how to sweep pick and can put it into use. The Ionian Arpeggio is the first of seven modes based around the white keys of the piano, called the church modes. This arpeggio Has it's root in C, followed by D, E, F, G, A and B. The Ionian Arpeggio
The Dorian Arpeggio is the second of the church modes. The root is in D, with all the tones being D, E, F G, A, B, and C. The Dorian Arpeggio
The Phrygian Arpeggio is the third Arpeggio in our white-keys-on-the-piano church modes. The root is in E, with all the tones being E, F, G, A, B, C and D. The Phrygian Arpeggio
The Lydian Arpeggio is the fourth of the Church Modes, with the root in F, followed by G, A, B, C, D and E The Lydian Arpeggio
The Mixolydian Arpeggio is the fifth mode of the seven church modes with the root in G, followed by A, B, C, D, E and F.
The Aeolian Arpeggio is the sixth mode and the root is in A, following with B, C, D, E, F, and G. The Aeolian Arpeggio
The Locrian Arpeggio is the last of the seven modes based around the piano's white keys. The Root is in B, With C, D, E, F, G and A Following. The Locrian Arpeggio
And those are the Church Arpeggio's Based around the Church Scales. Questions or Comments? Post them here, PM me, Or Email me. I Hope you guys learned something from this, and could put it into good use. Remember, Practice!

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    Life Is Brutal
    Dude, just add an extra note on the low 7th that corresponds with the arpeggio. As for tuning, just move it how many steps up or down it is.
    Life Is Brutal
    I like! Very big Kudos to Satch on The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
    He uses the Phrygian one, but the other arps are just 5th arpeggios...
    wow i've never ever seen or heard of anything like this!..can't wait to try it out..
    Life Is Brutal
    Ive got a Skill up where I sweep the Phrygian, Lydian, and Mixolydian, first slow, then melt your Face speed. Check it out if you need to know how it sounds.
    Mr. Song
    I like! Very big Kudos to Satch on The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
    Life Is Brutal
    I just realised that I messed up Horribly with the note names lol. I accidently just took the Scale notes and posted them... Atleast the root notes are Correct! Lulz...
    could you transform these sweeps to the following tuning? (The ones aren't important, i only need to learn the function). i play on 7 string B F# B E A C# F# would be very cool to be able to play these
    ...Where did you get this from? This is the oddest thing I've come across. It just looks like a scale being played in a different order across the neck.
    Would be nice to give each arpeggio a name... First one is something like Cadd2/6?
    Very helpful. Gives me some new ideas on soloing. I never thought of arpeggiating a whole scale before.
    Life Is Brutal
    kkquick wrote: weird xD but one thing. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing is not played by Vai It's Joe Satriani =P
    Crap, Sorry. Wasn't in my right mind lol. Please excuse my ignorance Great Satch!(Not Sarcasm)
    weird xD but one thing. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing is not played by Vai It's Joe Satriani =P
    Life Is Brutal
    I got these from (all Credit to Mattias for the arpeggios) and they just seemed interesting to me. They're based off modes and scales and whatnot, but when used properly you can get some pretty cool sounds. The entire Lesson is more about opening yourself to different shapes. Actually, Vai uses arpeggios close to these in The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing.
    the dorian DGB for a breakdown riff, then mixolydian GBE minisweep thingy, kind of a stretch, sounds cool.