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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: The Minor 7th Arpeggio

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Guitar Basics, The Minor 7th Arpeggio.
I just want to mention why it's so
important to learn these arpeggios and
to learn how to hear them and
being able to, to use them.
Especially when you improvise,
'cause these arpeggios
are the fundamentals of improvisation,
along with the triads and some of
the scales that are really useful too.
But especially if you're going
to outline chord changes.
Now I will teach you minor 7th arpeggios.
So instead of G major.
Major 3rd.
We will move it down to the minor 3rd,
one half step below.
And instead of the major 7th F sharp,
we'll have F.
And then it will sound like this.
G, G flat, D,
F, G, E flat,
E, F, and G.
Like that.
And I will also point out
that once again it's good for
you to practice this on one string and
practice it like this.
do it on all, on all the strings
just like I did previous examples.
Just try to find it all over
the neck on each string.
But this is a good, this is good to have
a couple of positions before you start
playing totally freely,
linking them together in different ways.
The next inversion would be starting
the G minor 7 arpeggio on B flat,
on the minor third.
So B flat, D, F, G, B flat,
D, F, G, B flat, and then back.
Like that.
if you think that this stretch is
difficult, maybe you can do this instead.
Like this.
It's that B flat, B, F, G,
E flat, E, F, G, E flat.
Starting like that.
One more time.
And, in this inversion,
this is actually the same
as a B flat 6 arpeggio.
B flat 6 and G minor 7 are related.
G minor 7 is the related minor key.
More about this later in the jazz segment.
I just wanted to mention it.
Next inversion of G minor 7,
starting on the 5th, on D.
Yeah, D, F, G,
B flat, then B,
F, G, B flat, D.
Like this.
All right.
And the last one,
starting on the minor 7th, on F.
[SOUND] And do up here, if you can, if you
have enough space in your guitar neck.
F, G, B flat,
D, F, G,
B flat, D, F,
D, E flat, G,
F, E flat, G.
That's the fourth inversion
of the minor 7th arpeggio.