I’m very excited about this lesson, because in this video I get to share one of my favorite techniques. Patterns for three octave arpeggios can be challenging to figure out and play. However, I’m going to present them here in the simplest way that I have found.
Using these patterns you can fly across the neck on any chord. As long as you know or can figure out the shape in 3 different octaves you can use this.
I included the chord pictures for different chord types in the pdf (see above and scroll past the sheet music). Here I included 4 different triad types, as well as the major 7 pattern. These all correspond to the same pattern that I present in the video.
This is a framework for you to reference. Explore the structure and play around with it.
Because this basic pattern can be expanded upon and adjusted for any chord type, these are very powerful tools that can enhance your proficiency and awareness of the fretboard. And the concept is really quite simple as long as you have a basic understanding of what constitutes a triad.
If this is a whole new concept for you, take some time to let it sink in. I think if you spend some time on it, you’ll be coming up with beautiful arpeggio lines in no time.
Versatile arpeggios to fit your style.
This way of playing three octave arpeggios is easily adaptable for pick style, hybrid picking, or fingerstyle playing. I first learned this in the context of fingerstyle, but have since continued using it with or without a pick.
I’m excited for you to try this pattern, and wish you the best of luck in working out the concept and incorporating it into your playing!
Next week I’ve got a lesson for you showing an important melodic chord pathway across the neck that you can use to play over dominant chords. Stay tuned for that.
Until then, happy practicing!