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Major Triad - Two Strings (plus an explanation of inversions)

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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.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Diminished Triad - Two Strings

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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!

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Two String Triad Arpeggios Etude

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In this exercise I will show you how we can combine the triad arpeggio shapes from this guitar lesson in a musical way.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Minor Triad - Two Strings

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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.

In Guitar Lesson: Triad Arpeggios - 2 Strings

Useful shape for a Major Scale plus fast position shifting technique!

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In this exercise, I will go over some basics behind the Major Scale, show you one shape of a Major Scale and how to play it in multiple locations on the fretboard, as well as show you how to develop fast position shifting technique.

In Guitar Lesson: Introduction to the Major Scale

Diminished Whole Half Step Scale 2 Octaves

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In this exercise you will learn a useful shape for playing a Diminished Whole Half Step Scale on the guitar.

In Guitar Lesson: Diminished Whole Half Step Scale

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings - adding the 9th

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 Guitar Lesson: Adding Extensions to 2 String Maj7 Arpeggio - Great way to add some color!

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings - adding the 13th

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.

In Guitar Lesson: Adding Extensions to 2 String Maj7 Arpeggio - Great way to add some color!

Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings - Harmonic Minor Etude

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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 Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings

Augmented Triad Arpeggios Across 5 Strings

Hard
75

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!

In Guitar Lesson: Unlocking Triads Throughout the Fretboard, Across 5 Strings