Arpeggios Guitar Lessons
Congratulations for deciding to learn about the scary subject of arpeggios! I am kidding. Arpeggios have such a reputation perhaps because of the fancy sounding name. But they are nothing more than the notes of a chord played in succession, as opposed to strummed.
So now that we have de-glamorized the name 'arpeggio' it is time for you to get on with some arpeggio guitar lessons. As is the case with chords, arpeggios can be broken into various categories. My guitar lessons cover what I think are the most useful arpeggios, and similar to my philosophy on scales - you don't need to learn hundreds of arpeggios.
Through my arpeggio guitar lessons, you will learn to visualize arpeggios, and you will learn the theory behind arpeggios which will enable you to play any arpeggio that you can dream up, whether sweep picked, tapped, with legato, etc. That is a far more empowering approach than trying to drill hundreds of arpeggios...
In this guitar lesson, I will talk about the basics of triad arpeggios and show you some useful 2 string shapes for burning up the fretboard!
|Major Triad - Two Strings (plus an explanation of inversions) Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|We start our journey into the wild world of arpeggios with this Major Triad Arpeggio exercise, which will help build the needed foundation to move on to the more advanced guitar lessons.|
|Minor Triad - Two Strings||Medium|
|In this exercise we continue our triad arpeggio guitar lesson by looking at the Minor Triad and its inversions, and the various ways that you can play it on two strings.|
|Diminished Triad - Two Strings||Hard|
|In this triad arpeggio exercise, we look at the sinister sounding diminished triad on two strings, which will have us doing some serious reaching for notes!|
|Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude||Insane|
|In this exercise I will show you how we can combine the triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson in a musical way.|
In this guitar lesson I will show you a very convenient way to add extensions to Major 7th arpeggios which is a great way to take basic arpeggios and liven them up!
|Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings - adding the 13th Guest Visitor Access||Hard|
|In this exercise we will see how to add the 13th to some of the two-string Major 7th arpeggio patterns that we previously covered, to create a more interesting sound.|
|Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings - adding the 9th||Hard|
|In this exercise, we take a look at a Major 7th arpeggio on two strings and see how we can easily extend the shape to play a Major 9th arpeggio.|
In this guitar lesson, I am going to show you how to look at triad arpeggios in a way that will give you a deep understanding of their layout on the fretboard.
|Major Triad Arpeggio Across 5 Strings Guest Visitor Access||Hard|
|In this exercise, we start looking at triads across 5 strings by first taking a look at a Major Triad.|
|Minor Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings||Hard|
|We continue studying triad arpeggios in this exercise, by looking at a Minor Triad across 5 strings.|
|Diminished Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings||Hard|
|In this exercise you will learn all about Diminished Triads and hopefully will find ways to use them in your own playing.|
|Augmented Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings||Hard|
|In this exercise we take a look at the last of the basic triad types - the Augmented Triad - which has a very unique sound that should find its way into your playing soon!|
|Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings - Harmonic Minor Etude||Insane|
|In this exercise I show you how to use various triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson to write a cool sounding arpeggio progression.|
In this arpeggios guitar lesson, we will go beyond basic triad arpeggios and enter the sonically cool world of seventh arpeggios.
|Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|In this exercise we expand what we know about triad arpeggios and look at a major 7th arpeggio and how to play it on two strings for some cool sounds!|
|Minor 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings Guest Visitor Access||Medium|
|In this exercise, we take a look at Minor 7th arpeggios and inversions on two strings|
|Dominant 7th Arpeggio on 2 Strings||Medium|
|In this exercise, I will show you how to play a Dominant 7th arpeggio and its inversions on 2 strings|
|Minor 7th (b5) Arpeggio on Two Strings||Medium|
|In this exercise, we look at the last of the 7th arpeggios that come from the Major Scale - the Min7(b5)|
|7th Arpeggios on 2 Strings - Putting it All Together||Hard|
|In this exercise, we will use what we learned about 7th arpeggios from the previous exercises to come up with a musically interesting arpeggio progression.|