Tag: arpeggios

  • Major Guitar Arpeggios

    Move these shapes to play all possible  major guitar arpeggios.

  • What are arpeggios?

    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…

  • Alternate Picking

    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…

  • 4 Ways To Learn New Songs On Guitar

    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…

  • Major 7th Arpeggios

    These are the five basic shapes for playing major 7th arpeggios.

  • Minor Arpeggio

    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.

  • “For The Love Of God” by Steve Vai

    Riff Rundown Difficulty: Intermediate This is a track from Vai’s instrumental album Passion and Warfare. The first part of the song introduces the main theme which is repeated throughout the song. The first time the theme is played, it’s pretty much straight ahead. Each new time the theme is played, though, Vai kicks it up…

  • What Is Caged?

    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 that correspond with the five chord shapes. CAGED is not an invention. Nor is it something made up to sound fancy and fool you. ┬áCAGED is a system that is…

  • Guitar Arpeggios: An Introduction

    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…