Four Note Diatonic Arpeggios C Major
Arpeggios are everywhere. They’re requisite for nailing the changes in jazz standards, shredding your way through your favorite instrumental rock track or busting out some burning modern blues, as well as a myriad of other musical scenarios.
In this lesson, we’re going to explore an assortment of arpeggio patterns that will help you escape the rut of standard pentatonic and scalar patterns that will help you be able to apply smaller super useful ways to outline many different types of chord changes in any style. If you have a scale like the C major scale: C D E F G A B C, you can build the diatonic 7th chords by stacking 3 thirds on top of each other. A diatonic third is essentially the 2nd note from the note you are on so for C the third above it is E, for D it is F. If I stack 3 thirds from C I’ll have these 4 notes: C E G B which is a Cmajor7 chord or arpeggio. From D I get D F A C which is Dm7.
The Diatonic chords in C major are
CMaj7, Dm7, Em7, FMaj7, G7,Am7, Bm7b5
For this lesson are are playing all the diatonic chords on the middle three strings, and then the top three strings on the guitar. there are a total of eight arpeggio shapes all starting on the seventh degree of each chord.
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