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Major 7Th Arpeggio From The 7Th 12 Keys
This arpeggio exercise is designed to help you build your technique moving across strings as well as your arpeggio vocabulary. This pattern is built on a two octave major seven arpeggio, starting on the seventh degree. The formula is root, third, fifth, and seventh. If you were on a Gmaj7 that would be G, B, D, F#. This exercise moves through twelve keys beginning on the second fret, moving in half steps up to the thirteenth fret, and then back down the neck.
Begin by learning the shape on one fret. Start on the second fret with your index finger. Hammer-on to the third fret with your second finger. Pick the second fret on the fifth string with your first finger, and hammer-on to the fifth fret with your fourth finger. On the fourth string, pick the fourth fret with your third finger. Hammer-on to the fifth fret. The third string is played on the fourth fret with your third finger. The second string is played with your second finger on the third fret. On the first string pick the second fret, do a hammer-pull to the third fret and back to the second fret. Go back down the same pattern making your way to the sixth string.
With your picking hand you can just pretty much play down-strokes on the picked notes because your using so many hammer-ons and pull-offs.
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