CMaj7 Arpeggio InversionsThe title says it all here, this exercise shows the four inversions of the Cmaj7 arpeggio in two octaves across the guitar. These four inversions will cover the entire neck, not only helping you build your technique. But also show you how to navigate these tricky arpeggio shapes. We begin with the 3rd inversion on the 3rd fret of the 6th string. The notes here are G, 3rd fret 6th string, B on the 7th fret. Next C and E on the 5th string, and the octave G on the 5th fret fourth string. As the pattern moves into the second octave there is a B on the 4th fret moving to a C on the 5th fret on the 3rd string. Roll your second finger to the 5th fret on the 2nd string, then stretch to the 3rd and 7th frets on the first string. Next work your way back down to where the pattern starts on the 6th string. The next position begins on the 7th fret, as well as the 7th degree of the chord, moves though B, C, E, G, and then moves to the higher octave, and back down. This one we will consider to be the 4th inversion because its starting from the 7th degree of the Cmaj7 chord. The root pattern begins on the 8th fret, and then stretches to the 12th fret with your 4th finger. The 5th string is played on the 10th fret, then the 9th fret to the 10th fret on the fourth string. I would love to say this inversion isn’t as difficult, but its just really hard to nail. From the 12th fret we have the arpeggio starting from E, moving to G, then B and C. There is a strange finger roll that needs to happen on the 12th fret on the 3rd and 2nd strings on the pattern. Its no fun, but needed. The final version of this sequence is the same as the pattern thats on the 3rd fret, just played starting on the 15th fret. Once you get thought all these, work your way back down though each pattern again till you get back to the beginning.
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