Learn Arpeggios in 1 Day!

Today I'm here to tell you that learning arpeggios in just one day is totally achievable. Some people find them daunting, but fear not! While some arpeggios may seem insanely difficult, others are not only manageable but also incredibly cool. That's what we're exploring today.

Arpeggios are essentially groups of notes that form a chord. However, we're not sticking to basic chords; we're aiming for the cool factor high up on the guitar neck.

Now, let's get to the fun part! Whether you're a seasoned arpeggio player or a complete newbie, what I'm about to show you will likely be new territory. We're starting with the basics – a simple arpeggio that works for everyone:

That's your C major triad arpeggio. But how do we make it cool?

Well, there are various techniques you can explore. One option is to use legato – playing the second note with a pull-off. This not only adds flair but also helps with speed:

Next up, let's talk about moving around the fretboard. Who doesn't want to be one of the cool guys, right? We can achieve this by exploring diatonic arpeggios. These fit within a scale, and in our case, we're focusing on the E minor scale. By shifting our shape up and down the neck, we're adding depth and versatility to our arpeggio playing:

But wait, there's more! Ever heard of E harmonic minor? By incorporating arpeggios that fit within this scale, we're taking our playing to the next level. And if you want to be the epitome of cool, end on the 12th fret of the high E string – trust me, it's a game-changer:


So, there you have it – a crash course in arpeggios. But remember, guitar lessons should be fun, not just instructional. So, embrace the coolness, practice like there's no tomorrow, and let me know in the comments if you're feeling as cool as I am. Until next time, keep rocking!

Cheers, Kris.

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