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Gypsy Guitar, Diminished Arpeggios and
Solo Demonstration.
All right.
It's time for the Diminished Arpeggio and
this is even easier than
the minor 6 arpeggio.
'Cause the diminished
arpeggio is symmetrical.
It means that it looks [SOUND] the same,
the fingering is the same [SOUND]
on all strings, you just have to know
where to start and how to move it.
So the interval would be,
if you have an E7.
[MUSIC]
And
you wanna create a dominant
diminished sound, I,
I'll explain the more about
diminished scales and
arpeggios in the Jazz basic blocks.
You can go back there if you want,
perhaps additional information.
But E7, [SOUND] you have E7,
then you start on the flat 9 on F.
You do a minor 3rd interval.
[SOUND] F, G-sharp.
F, G sharp.
Then B.
[SOUND] D.
[SOUND] F.
G sharp B.
[SOUND] E.
And you can start on any of these
notes [SOUND] and the intervals be,
will be the same.
So and the picking will be the same.
It will be down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Change strings.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
And this is very useful, you can play all
these runs [SOUND] starting down here.
[MUSIC]
To create a kind of classical sound.
You can even put a few chromatic
notes in between like this
[MUSIC]
Sounds nice doesn't it.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
And on the way down, you could maybe do.
[SOUND] Like I do a lot,
a lots of times, I like this one.
I do.
But the notes are just the same.
It's F.
[SOUND] It's D.
It's D.
It's B.
And it's G sharp.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] F, E.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[MUSIC]
Here it comes.
Now you start over.
Instead of doing up, you start over
with the downstroke, because you,
you move back to a new string.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Up.
Down.
[SOUND] And this is B.
G sharp.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] D.
B.
[SOUND] So.
[MUSIC]
It goes all the way down.
[SOUND]
Here you're back on F, but
one of the lower.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] Up.
[SOUND] Down.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] D.
B.
G sharp.
F.
And then B.
G sharp.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] D.
B.
[MUSIC]
It's nice, isn't it?
[MUSIC]
Very percussive.
[MUSIC]
So I did one thing there that I didn't
tell you about before I played.
Before going from A minor.
[MUSIC]
Here just.
[MUSIC]
E minor.
E7.
[MUSIC]
E or A minor.
[SOUND] Sometimes I did.
I thought of it as A7 chord
leading to D minor [SOUND] and
then I played B flat diminished.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
[MUSIC]
Leading into this next chord.
[MUSIC]
At this tempo as you may notice,
I did a lot of downstrokes.
Sometimes, I just play melodies
just using pure downstrokes to get
that sound and get that.
[MUSIC]
Just using downstrokes.
So I, when you play fast,
you have sort of using
some up strokes too according to
the rule of the gypsy picking.
So feel free to try this,
try to improvise.
Use some of this chromatic approach notes.
Use the minor 6 arpeggios and
the major arpeggios and
send in the video to the site,
so I can hear you play.
[MUSIC]
Give you some feedback.
[MUSIC]