Master Arpeggios

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Connect arpeggio shapes


How to master the arpeggio shapes

To master the arpeggios you must first learn each shape individually, this is what you practiced in the advanced course.

In the master course, we connect all shapes, play them through the cycle of 4th, then play them around the Ionian scale shapes.

In the first playlist, you find how to connect all arpeggios in A, that’s the A7, Amaj7, Am7, and Am7b5 arpeggios, all over the neck.

First play through them twice per shape, then once.

When you can do this, the next step is to do it all in D.


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Connect D7, Dmaj7, Dm7 and Dm7b5 arpeggios shapes


Just like you did in A, so you must now do in D. The playlist demonstrate how to practise all the arpeggios, first twice per shape, then once.

When you can do this without making mistakes, carry on down the cycle of 4th.

Next up would be G, C, F, Bb etc.

In the master course, we do just this as well as vary the rhythm and improvise with these shapes over chord progressions.


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Arpeggios through the cycle of 4th


After connecting all arpeggios all over the neck in all keys, it’s time to play them using the cycle of 4th.

The aim here is to really nail those shapes so there is no hesitation when you need to draw upon them during an improvisation.

After playing through the first five: E shape – A shape – D shape – G shape – C shape, you can easily just repeat it all, starting on a Bb.

To take the concept even further, vary the rhythm.

In the master course, we try these over songs to see if the exercises have done the job or if you need to practice more.


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Arpeggios around every Ionian scale shape


Finally, we must organise all arpeggios around the ionian scale shapes, just like you did with the barre chords.

The video lessons demonstrate this in the key of A. When you can play this, try it all in the key of D, then G, then C etc.

That’s all the video lessons I have for practicing arpeggios.

In the master course, during your final lessons, I present you a challenge in the ultimate arpeggio exercise. When you can play that, you will never have to practice your arpeggio shapes again.


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Exercises

The master exercises go that extra mile and really hammer home all the concepts. Before you know it, it’ll all link together beautifully.

Building 2nd guitar parts, solo arrangement or even writing – Whatever music you want to create, your fretboard knowledge certainly won’t stand in your way!

Preview the exercises here: Master Guitar Lessons


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 and modal scales. This will be revolutionary for your understanding of the guitar fretboard.

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Tunes

Learn how to play famous advanced songs.

‘Angel Eyes’, ‘Arthurs’s Theme (The Best That I Can Do)’, ‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’, ‘I Wish’, ‘Tenderness’, and ‘Why Don’t You Do Right?’.

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