3-Octave Major Triad Arpeggios

3-Octave Major Triad Arpeggios. Knowing the 3-octave arpeggio fingerings improves your soloing power. Some of the benefits you get from knowing these fingerings: Improved fretboard knowledge. Immediately finding the notes for any given chord over a 3-octave range. More melodic soloing Great picking technique exercises. Getting unstuck out of familiar positions, with a more horizontalRead More »

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | 11:04 am

Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 3)

Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 3) This is a continuation from last week’s blogs: In Position m7 Arpeggio soloing Am root, Dm 5th & Em b3rd. In Position m7 Arpeggio soloing Am b3rd, Dm b7th & Em 5th. We’ll cover the remaining 2 positions in today’s blog. Starting from Am 2ndRead More »

Posted on: 6 October 2017 | 10:46 am

Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 2)

Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 2) This is a continuation from last week’s blog In position soloing over I- IV- V- in Am. Read that blog first, so all the following will make complete sense. 🙂 This week you’ll solo with the following 3 arpeggios: Am7 arpeggio from the b3rd (CRead More »

Posted on: 29 September 2017 | 10:44 am

Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 1)

Soloing Over Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 1) We covered all fingerings for the Am7, Dm7 and Em7 arpeggios in past week. The m7 Root Arpeggio The Am7 1st Inversion Arpeggio The Am7 2nd and 3rd Inversion Arpeggio When you study the info in the above blogs, you know all you need to knowRead More »

Posted on: 22 September 2017 | 10:42 am

The m7 Chord, 2nd and 3rd Inversion Arpeggio Fingerings.

The m7 Chord, 2nd and 3rd Inversion Arpeggio Fingerings. In case you’re not sure what “inversion” means, you can learn all about inversions here: Chord Inversions You can learn about the m7 chord here: The m7 Root Arpeggio and here: The Am7 1st Inversion Arpeggio These blogs also shows you how to practice arpeggios we’llRead More »

Posted on: 15 September 2017 | 10:40 am

The m7 1st Inversion Arpeggio Fingering.

The m7 1st Inversion Arpeggio Fingering. In case you’re not sure what “1st inversion” means, you can learn all about inversions here: Chord Inversions You can learn about the m7 chord here: The m7 Root Arpeggio This blog also shows you how to practice arpeggios. Today we’re covering the m7 arpeggio starting from the b3Read More »

Posted on: 8 September 2017 | 10:38 am

The m7 Root Position Arpeggio Fingering.

The m7 Root Position Arpeggio Fingering. Before tackling the m7 arpeggio, feel free to have a look first at the minor triad arpeggio here: Minor triad In-Position Arpeggios The formula of the m7 chord is: 1 b3 5 b7 All chords and scales have what you call “a formula”. A “formula” represents the interval patternRead More »

Posted on: 1 September 2017 | 10:36 am

The Whole Tone Scale (In Position Fingerings)

The Whole Tone Scale (In Position Fingerings) Every new scale you learn, gives you new musical colors and textures. You can check out the whole tone scale HERE. to learn more about it’s sound, theory, and the chords you would use this scale over. One thing I didn’t mention in that blog, is that thisRead More »

Posted on: 25 August 2017 | 10:46 am

The Whole Tone Scale (Single String)

The Whole Tone Scale (Single String) The whole tone scale consists of 6 consecutive major 2nds. The notes in the key of C are: C D E F# G# Bb/A# Songs that use mostly whole tone scale harmony are extremely rare, because of the sameness of sound. It’s really only in jazz–music that you wouldRead More »

Posted on: 18 August 2017 | 10:45 am

Using 6ths to Beef Up Your Rhythm Playing.

Using 6ths to Beef Up Your Rhythm Playing. Today I’ll show you how to beef up your rhythm playing with 6 intervals. If you’re not sure what 6ths are or uncertain how to play them: you would benefit from studying this blog first: 6th Intervals. I’m very excited about writing today’s blog because I knowRead More »

Posted on: 11 August 2017 | 11:01 am