'B' Dominant 7th Arpeggio Lick with Chris Zoupa

Hi guys. Check out this cool Dominant 7th lick. Chuck it into your jazz and metal soloing quiver for some interesting dominant 7th and Mixolydian flavours!

'B' Dominant 7th Arpeggio Lick with Chris Zoupa
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Howdy guys. I was enjoying my usual Marty Friedman and Guthrie Govan listening sessions and wanted to mess around with some dominant arpeggios.

This lick is working with a B7 arpeggio with some extra notes out of the B Mixolydian scale (B C# D# E F# G# A B). If you're not familiar with the "B" Mixolydian scale have a look at the diagram below.


I like adding in little chunks of legato and slides in my arpeggios to avoid them being either too staccato or obvious and swept. You can modulate this lick and use it in any key where a dominant 7th chord arises or simply in a Mixolydian context. Keep in mind there is no 2nd or 6th played in this lick so it's useable in Dominant/Spanish Phrygian contexts as well. Check out the YouTube video at the bottom and the diagram below.


Obviously you don't have to follow this note for note but it definitely has a cool vibe. It may spawn some cool ideas for your own solo writing or even improvisation.

Have fun with it guys!


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