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[MUSIC]
Here in this lesson, I'd like to
talk a little bit about major seven
arpeggios.
So, the major seven note in a major scale
is the seventh note so in G
it's an F-sharp note, this note right here
[MUSIC].
So that's the sound, of a major seven
chord,
[MUSIC].
It's a really pretty sound, and something
that I've found quite a bit of use, for.
So,
[MUSIC]
I wanted to talk just a little bit about
that major seven sound.
So, in the key of G, it's really easy to
get a major seven arpeggio,
with just a few hammer-ons.
Sounds like this
[MUSIC]
it all happens on the fourth fret, so
you've got G, B, D, and F-sharp,
those are your notes for
a major seven arpeggio in the key of G and
then, once again, it's the same thing
on the top three strings G, B fretted,
open D, then the fretted F-sharp so
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It's quite a nice sound, really.
[MUSIC]
For anything that isn't a major tonality.
Now that's just for open tune G.
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You can also get this arpeggio fairly easy
in any other key, with, just one basic
pattern here.
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So let's go to the key of C and
I'll show you what that is.
So in the key of C, in a closed position.
Here's your root note C.
You just wanna add the note right below C
in the major scale, which is B.
So B is your major seven note in the key
of C.
So the arpeggio would sound and
look like this
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a little bit trickier then with
the open strings but still not too bad.
So all you need to do is add this one note
to a major arpeggio,
so you start on the fourth fret of the
lowest
string and then just bring it up,
you can even just slide it
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And so.
That closed-position major seven arpeggio
pattern can be moved anywhere can be moved
to any, any key so
if we were in D we could do the same thing
[MUSIC].
So if you're playing in a major key and
you want sort of a different sound you
can use that major seven sound to add a
little, spice, a little different
tonality, a little color to the playing as
opposed to just playing the major notes.
[MUSIC]
You can play a lot of these major seven.
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So that's one thing you can do.
Another thing you can do, is you can
actually, if you're in say,
the key of G let's go to G here for this
example.
You can play off of the five chord in the
key you're in and
that's gonna give you a nice major seven
sound so if we're in G and
we play a few notes off of our D chord
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it's got that F-sharp note right there.
[MUSIC].
So, we can sort of play off of the five
chord, over a one chord
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to give us a really nice kind of
major seven sound there
[MUSIC].
So that's just a few ideas on how to use
major seven arpeggios to add some color to
your playing.
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