You may find practicing this will tighten up your playing as we play each note twice to give the lick a more percussive and riffy aspect. It may potentially sneak into some of your solos or help you build some delicious riffs of your own.
The way I've stacked the arpeggios is using 5th intervals till I run out of strings. For the first 3 bars of this exercise I play Fsus2, Csus2, Gsus2 and Dsus2 then reverse it. Once I finished that cycle I shift the whole idea up a minor 3rd to G#sus2 and the party begins all over again. Let's take a look at the lick! (See diagram below)
There's a really cool futuristic sound that comes from these arpeggios. It's really interesting having no major or minor 3rds, 6ths or 7ths in any chord.
Please beware if you practice this to a click that there are some cheeky 7/8 bars here and there.
Well that's it from me gangsta gees. Happy shredding!
By Chris Zoupa