Now I'm trying to make conscious efforts to implement arpeggios with these techniques and voicings into my playing to stop the demonic lure "oversweeping" and generally making arpeggios sound stale with overuse. The cool thing about these arpeggios is they have a nice use of 7ths (which helps add a bit of zazz to the ordinary 1, 3, 5 triads) and the attack of the taps make more of a keyboard sound rather than a picked arpeggio sound.
This exercise uses a basic ascending diatonic chord progression in C major/C Ionian.
v: G7 (Dominant)
vii: Bdim7 (Usually a Bm7b5 or B1/2 diminished but I liked Bdim7 more)
Let's take a look at the lick! (See diagram below)
When putting this exercise together I had a really bad time with the G7 arpeggio as the dominant 7th makes for a pretty annoying fretting hand formation. This is a really interesting idea so try implement it into your playing for flavour and sass!
Good luck and happy shredding.
By Chris Zoupa