Three Octave Major Seventh Arpeggios
In this lesson we will take a look at some string skipping arpeggios that are used by players like Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, and Guthrie Govan. The idea is to achieve three octaves of major seventh arpeggios in movable patterns so you can learn, and use in your own solos.
We are using wide stretches, hammer-ons, pull-offs to make this legato arpeggio sequence happen.
The first chord we re covering is a Gmaj7, 1, 3, 5, 7 (G, B, D, F#) We are starting the arpeggio from the F# on the second fret, sixth string. The order of the notes are F#, G, B, D. Next we are shifting up to the next position to play the same pattern from the fourth fret on the fourth string. and then for the third octave we are playing from the seventh fret on the third string. With there being two notes on each string, I am picking and then hammering-on or pulling off the next note, for a smooth legato sound.
For this exercise we are playing in five keys, G, A, B, C, D, E and then back down. This will help you to be able to move around the neck smoothly and quickly, and help you to play these arpeggios all over the neck.
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