Maj7 Arpeggios

Learn how to play maj7 arpeggios

Five maj7 arpeggio shapes

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Amaj7 arpeggios in all shapes


Use the maj7 arpeggio over chord I and IV

In the first playlist, you’ll find video lessons demonstrating how to play all Amaj7 arpeggio shapes. You can use this arpeggio whenever you play over chord I or IV.

Even though it’s rare, the maj7 chord does sometimes appear in other places than over chord I and IV, should this be the case you could then apply the maj7 arpeggio. In fact, whenever there is a maj7 chord, the maj7 arpeggio will work.

In order to use the maj7 arpeggio as you solo or write it is essential that you learn it in all shapes and keys.

With this in mind, here are five video lessons demonstrating how to play the maj7 arpeggios in D as well.


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Dmaj7 arpeggios in all shapes


The five video lessons demonstrate how to play all Dmaj7 arpeggios, setting you on a path to go through all keys using the full cycle of 4th.

To completely nail the maj7 arpeggio shapes, you must continue through the cycle. So after Amaj7 and Dmaj7, continue with Gmaj7, Cmaj7, Fmaj7 etc.

A great way to expand on the exercise is to vary the rhythm you practice with.

In the advanced course we do this, as well as improvise with it.


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Course

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.

Preview the exercises from the course here: Advanced Guitar Lessons


Tunes

Learn how to play famous advanced songs.

‘Angels’, ‘Baby Won’t You Please Come Home’, ‘Blackbird’, ‘Cannonball’, ‘Close To You’, ‘Creepin’ In’, ‘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’.

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