Nick's Jazz Series. Part 2

author: DiabolusMusica5 date: 07/28/2011 category: guitar styles

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In part 1 of the Jazz Series, we looked at the types of 7th chord forms that are found Major and minor keys (Its worth noting that they remain context throughout ALL keys->for example the Diatonic 7th "III" chord in any Major key will always be a minor7th regardless of if you are in C Major, or B Major, Eb Major, Bb Major, D Major...I think you get the point). It should go without saying, (but I'll say it anyway) that if you know the qualities of the 7th chords in Major/minor...then you know the qualities of the simple triads themselves...(for those of you who do not know it already, triads are simply chords w/ a Root, 3rd, and 5th) It is these Chords containing a Root , a 3rd, and a 5th, that are the subject of Nick's Jazz Series Part 2. Instead of playing these Triads as chords we are going to learn some arpeggio forms of them. Developing the familiarity/ability to play these arpeggio's cleanly/fluidly will be an essential skill-set for any-one who want to be able to play ball-busting melodic line/extensions like say Wes Montgomery. So without further adeu, here they are. I highly recommended that these be practiced with a metronome slowly until the patterns they involve become SECOND NATURE. I don't care if you alternate pick, sweep, or finger pick them...It the arpeggio shapes that are important here. Furthermore, I don't care whether or not you play through these at God-speed or slower than a snail, so long as you are playing them evenly and consistently. Scale Arpeggios (I'll just use C Maj as the reference scale)
C Major
e|---------8------------------8----------|
B|-----5-8--8-5--------------8-8---------|
G|----5--------5------------9---9--------|
D|---5----------5---------10-----10------|
A|--7------------7----7-10---------10-7--|
E|-8--------------8--8-----------------8-|
 
D minor
 
e|-----------10-----------------------10--------------|
B|---------10--10-------------------10--10------------|
G|-----7-10-----10-7--------------10------10----------|
D|----7-------------7-----------12----------12--------|
A|---8---------------8--------12--------------12------|
E|-10----------------10--10-13------------------13-10-|
 
E minor
 
e|------------12-------------------------12--------------|
B|----------12--12---------------------12--12------------|
G|------9-12------12-9---------------12------12----------|
D|-----9---------------9-----------14----------14--------|
A|---10-----------------10----10-14--------------14-10---|
E|-12--------------------12-12------------------------12-|
 
F Major
 
e|--------------13---------------------------13---------------|
B|---------10-13---13-10-------------------13--13-------------|
G|-------10-------------10---------------14------14-----------|
D|-----10-----------------10-----------15----------15---------|
A|---12---------------------12----12-15--------------15-12----|
E|-13-------------------------13-13------------------------13-|
 
G Major
 
e|--------------15---------------------------15--------------|
B|---------12-15--15-12--------------------15--15------------|
G|-------12------------12----------------16------16----------|
D|-----12----------------12------------17----------17--------|
A|---14--------------------14-----14-17--------------17-14---|
E|-15-----------------------15--15------------------------15-|
 
A minor
 
e|--------5---------------5--------|
B|-------5-5-------------5-5-------|
G|----2-5---5-2---------5---5------|
D|---2---------2-------7-----7-----|
A|--3-----------3---3-7-------7-3--|
E|-5-------------5-5-------------5-|
 
B Diminished
 
e|--------7--------|
B|-------6-6-------|
G|------7---7------|
D|-----9-----9-----|
A|--5-8-------8-5--|
E|-7-------------7-|
Hope this helps & above all, have fun/take pride in whatever you play/practice. ~Nicholas Jacquet
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