arpeggios

What are arpeggios?

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An arpeggio is built from the notes that make up a chord, but are picked as individual notes. They may be used as fill-ins, linking melodies with chords and chord/melody. Arpeggios have their own patterns but not unlike their chord counterparts. There are 5 basic patterns for each type of arpeggio just like there were 5 basic patterns for each type of chord.Read More »What are arpeggios?

Alternate Picking

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Fig. 1: Simple Alternate Picking Exercise

Fig. 2: Alternate Picking Variation

Alternate picking is a guitar playing technique, used only by pick users, that employs strictly alternating downward and upward picking strokes in a continuous run, and is the most common method of plectrum playing. If this technique is performed on a single note at a high speed, then it may also be referred to as tremolo picking.Read More »Alternate Picking

4 Ways To Learn New Songs On Guitar

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Many of us spend years practicing guitar. We learn how to play all sorts of things like scale, chords, arpeggios, and whatnot. Ultimately the goal is always the same: we want to play songs!

When you break it down you’ll find that there are 4 different ways to learn new songs. They are as follows…Read More »4 Ways To Learn New Songs On Guitar

Minor Arpeggio

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There are 5 basic shapes you can use to play minor arpeggios. These shapes are called either Cm,Am,Gm,Em, or Dm. They can be easily associated with their minor chord counterparts as seen in the 2nd diagram under each shape.Read More »Minor Arpeggio

What Is Caged?

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CAGED gives you a way to think about the fret board that merges scales with chords and arpeggios. Basically there are five stationary position scales… Read More »What Is Caged?

Guitar Arpeggios: An Introduction

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What Is an Arpeggio?

An arpeggio is built from the notes that make up a chord, but are picked as individual notes. They may be used as fill-ins, linking melodies with chords and chord/melody. Arpeggios have their own patterns but not unlike their chord counterparts. There are 5 basic patterns for each type type of arpeggio just like there were 5 basic patterns for chords.Read More »Guitar Arpeggios: An Introduction