Dom7 Arpeggios

Learn how to play dom7 arpeggios

Five dom7 arpeggio shapes

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A7 arpeggios in all shapes


Is the dom7 arpeggio the most useful arpeggio?

The most obvious place to play a dom7 arpeggio would be over the V chord as it is the only chord that naturally extends to dom7.

However, whenever a chord has moved from a minor (II, III and VI) into a major chord (IIx, IIIx and VIx) it is usually extended to a dom7, rather than maj7.

No matter what the roman numeral, whenever the chord is a dom7, you can use a dom7 arpeggio to improvise with.

As the dom7 chord shapes look very similar to the arpeggio shapes, learning all five isn’t actually that difficult.


Watch These Videos

D7 arpeggios in all shapes


Practice in 12 keys

Once you can play each shape as the video lessons demonstrate, try them in D as well.

Above are five video lessons demonstrating this, setting you on a path to go through all keys using the cycle of 4th. So after A7 and D7, continue with G7, C7, F7 etc.

As well as going through the full cycle, in the course we also vary the rhythm and most importantly, play them in songs as we improvise solos.


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Learning how to play guitar is best done through playing and learning from songs.

The advanced songs require you to learn 7th note chords, arpeggios, and modal scales. This will be revolutionary for your understanding of the guitar fretboard.

To see all lessons in the advanced course, go to Advanced Guitar Course.


Exercises

These are pretty advanced exercises. You’ll be playing 7th note chords, arpeggios and modes all over the neck.

But don’t fret – As you’ve already mapped out the fretboard with pentatonic scales and barre chords, extending the concept is actually really simple.

Go to Advanced Guitar Lessons.


Songs

Learn how to play famous advanced songs.

Angels, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, Blackbird, Cannonball, Don’t Wait Too Long, I Shot The Sheriff, Over The Rainbow, Roxanne, Scarborough Fair, Sunshine Of Your Love, Take Me To The River, Tears In Heaven, and Wish You Were Here.

Go to Advanced Acoustic Songs.


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