# Understanding Arpeggios

author: RawalKhan- date: 04/27/2009 category: the basics

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```[e] --------------------8--12--15--12--8-----------------
[B] -----------------8--------------------8--------
[G] --------------9--------------------------9-----
[D] ----------10--------------------------------10---
[A] ---7--10---------------------------------------10--7-
[E] -8----------------------------------------------------8---```
I'll explain this. 8th on the E string is a C note, then you can go to the next string and play E on the 7th fret and then G on the 10th. Then you can play it an octave higher or whatever. You can play it in any key, and the C major arpeggio doesnt have to be in this patter always, you can start from the A string. Here's a TAB:
```[e] ------------------12--15-------------------------
[B] --------------13----------13---------------------
[G] ----------12------------------12-----------------
[D] ------14--------------------------14-------------
[A] --15----------------------------------15---------
[E] -------------------------------------------------```
That's another way of playing it. It all depends on how you wanna pull it off. Oh, and when it comes to giving your arpeggios a minor (sad), augmented (exotic), diminished (dark/evil/sinister) sound, always remember the formula. For a minor, flatten the 3rd note, augmented - sharpen the 5th, diminished - lower the 3rd and 5th. No TAB for those three, I'd just be repeating myself. Check this lesson out.
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