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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: The Major 7th Arpeggio

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Guitar Basics, The Major 7th Arpeggio.
During this basic guitar course we've been
studying some basic chords, basic rhythms.
Some scales like the major
scale like penta,
pentatonic scale, both in major and minor.
Also, some more advanced chords with min,
minor 7, major 7,
7, minor 7 flat 5,
couple of different shapes.
It's time for the four last segments.
The first segment of these four
will be the Major 7th Arpeggio.
And if you have that G mi, G major scale.
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That we just studied.
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G, A, B, C, D, E, F sharp, G.
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If, if you stack this scale in thirds.
Like one, three, and major third, and
another third within the scale,
another one within the scale,
we will get G, B, D, and F sharp.
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And if you continue up.
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Same thing.
And back down.
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As I've already told you,
I'm not a big fan of shapes.
I prefer to see, consider the whole
guitar neck as one unit, and.
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And play like this, but it might be
good for you since you're beginners,
since you haven't done this before,
if you haven't checked,
checked this out properly.
Earlier on it's very good to just
get some basic shapes down, and
after a while then you can start
playing more freely across the neck.
One good exercise is,
of course, to do the same.
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So
play these arpeggios on one string,
like, if it's possible.
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See, it will connect your ears and
try to visualize it as well,
as well, like.
Too far up there,
we're running out of frets.
Next string.
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Like this.
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And then go all the way back.
But I will show you a few shapes.
The basic shape might be this one.
And, I'm using the alternate
picking now to make it easier.
Every second note is down and
every second note is up.
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Sometimes when I do these arpeggios when
it's possible I like to use sweeps and
I will speak more about sweeps in
the annual tricks and
technique techniques block.
A sweep is when you instead of,
instead of playing up and
down you let the pick
fall when it's possible.
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Or in this direction like this.
So, we'll speak more about that later,
but here's the first shape.
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G, B, D, F sharp.
Same.
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And I turn it around there.
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For
those of you who don't like these big
stretches you can play it like this.
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This fingering might be good.
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I'm not going to suggest too many
fingerings for
you because we all have different hands.
We all do it differently but
this is a suggestion here.
If you don't like to do this one,
the big stretch, so.
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Two one, four, three,
two four, three, two, one, two.
And on the way back
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So this would be the first position.
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And right now I'm using alternate picking.
Sometimes I would even do a sweep
in a situation like that, but
just to keep it simple for you now,
the picking, I will do it alternate.
Sweep means that, let the pick fall in
either this direction or this direction.
I will speak about it more.
I'll speak more about that later.
The next position for
the major 7th arpeggio would
be to start here, on the 3rd.
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B.
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B, D, F sharp, G, B,
D, F sharp, G, B,
G, F sharp, B, B,
G, F sharp, D, B.
One more time.
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Like that.
Next position would be this one.
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Starting on the 5th, at G.
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D, F sharp, we're up on
the 10th position.
D, F sharp, G, B, E,
F sharp, G, B, D.
And you can turn it around there, so.
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And
if you have smaller hands and don't
like these big stretches, you could do.
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Like this instead.
Same notes,
just a different way of finger it.
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And a 3rd 4th and final position.
Starting on the major 7th.
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The F sharp down here would be.
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One more time.
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F sharp, G, B, D,
F sharp, G, B, D sharp.
Then you turn back.
D, B, G, F sharp,
D, B, G, F sharp.
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You can also,
if, if you don't like that big stretch,
you can also move it up, up here.
So.
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So it will be almost like,
like that first position I showed you.
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Or up here.
I don't know.
If you have a nylon string guitar it
might be tough for you to get this high,
this far up.
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But then you can do it down here.
And now we have covered the whole
neck with G major 7th arpeggios.
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