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Dobro Lessons: Major 7 Arpeggios

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Here in this lesson, I'd like to
talk a little bit about major seven
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
So that's the sound, of a major seven
It's a really pretty sound, and something
that I've found quite a bit of use, for.
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
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
It's quite a nice sound, really.
For anything that isn't a major tonality.
Now that's just for open tune G.
You can also get this arpeggio fairly easy
in any other key, with, just one basic
pattern here.
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
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
string and then just bring it up,
you can even just slide it
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
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.
You can play a lot of these major seven.
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
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
it's got that F-sharp note right there.
So, we can sort of play off of the five
chord, over a one chord
to give us a really nice kind of
major seven sound there
So that's just a few ideas on how to use
major seven arpeggios to add some color to
your playing.