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Constructing Arpeggios: Major 7th.
Okay, we're gonna step,
the arpeggio concept up a step now.
And, this is really getting into
the meat of, what we're gonna be using,
to improvise in Jazz.
And, the, there's a, a, a very,
this is a very in depth look
at all the different ways you can play
arpeggios, and how you figure them out?
Like, by discovering them using our
number system, and our positions,
you'll have an understanding of how
they're constructed, that you might not,
if you just learned them
on paper in school.
So, this is kind of theory, and physical
training on the guitar at the same time.
That's gonna make this a really
useful tool, to improvise later.
Remember the better you know this, the
more you work on it, the more useful, and
the more, availab, available, it will be,
to you as an improving tool,
when you get to the moment of truth.
I'm gonna sound like a broken record,
we're gonna start in the,
in the same position as before.
This time we're gonna do it on C.
But, we're gonna start in that first
finger position, down on the sixth string.
And, we're gonna be basing it off,
the same major scale.
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And, as I said, if you remember,
I said on the piano,
if you skip over, every other note,
you end up with the, the,
arpeggio of, of a major chord.
Right?
So, we start on C, we skip over D, and
go to E, skip over F, and
go to G, skip over A, and go to B.
You have a, a C major 7 arpeggio.
And, on the guitar,
we'll skip over it mentally.
Now, here's the scale.
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And, if I skip every other note,
I get these notes.
[MUSIC]
That's the major 7th of arpeggio.
Now, let's stretch it up to two octaves.
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It's a pretty sounding chord,
and, and you can see, how that
[MUSIC]
you can see,
how that would sound
cool in an improvisation.
It spells out the chord, and it's got
kind of a, a beautiful flow to it.
All right now.
[MUSIC]
I'm gonna play it nice, and slow, so,
you can play it along with me too,
because I, you can really check that out.
[MUSIC]
Nice.
Now, let's do that same thing,
in the other positions.
We're gonna take this scale.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
And, pick out, and skip every other note.
[MUSIC]
Right?
We skip the D.
[SOUND] F.
[SOUND] And, the A.
[SOUND] And, we just went 1.
[SOUND] 3.
[SOUND] 5.
[SOUND] 7.
[SOUND] 1.
[SOUND] So, 1.
[SOUND] 3.
[SOUND] 5.
[SOUND] 7.
[SOUND] 1.
[SOUND] Take it to the next octave.
3.
[SOUND] 5.
[SOUND] 7.
[SOUND] 1.
[SOUND] C major 7.
I'll do it nice, and slow.
Let's do it together.
[MUSIC]
And then,
let's descend.
[MUSIC]
One more time.
[MUSIC]
Now,
let's move down to
the pinky position.
This is the scale.
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And just, just as a little reminder,
let's, I'll say the notes we're gonna
use in the arpeggio, as I play the scale.
[SOUND] 1.
[SOUND] 3.
[SOUND] 5.
[SOUND] 7.
[SOUND] 1.
[SOUND] 3.
[SOUND] 5.
[SOUND] 7.
[SOUND] 1.
Then, if you do that by yourself,
you can kinda emphasize those notes, so,
you can visualize it.
If you look at yourself while you're
playing, look at the neck of the guitar,
and emphasize each note,
that is gonna be in the arpeggio.
[MUSIC]
It's kind of cool.
It kinda like, jumps out.
And now, let's eliminate the ones
that aren't in it, and you get.
[MUSIC]
It's good to visualize these things,
'cause it's again,
guitar is a pattern instrument.
When you know these patterns,
you can move it anywhere on the neck, and
it'll make sense.
Alright, so, I'll do the whole thing,
two octaves, nice, and slow, so,
we can do it together.
Here we go.
[MUSIC]
Nice one.
Okay.
Now, we're gonna go down to the, C,
right here.
We're gonna do it, you know,
on the fifth string, first finger.
That's the 4th position,
so, it's, scale again.
[MUSIC]
I'll do the emphasis thing.
[MUSIC]
1.
[MUSIC]
3.
[MUSIC]
5.
[MUSIC]
7.
[MUSIC]
1.
[MUSIC]
3.
[MUSIC]
5.
[MUSIC]
7.
[MUSIC]
1.
Now, let's eliminate the other notes,
and just have the arpeggio.
[MUSIC]
Remember that one
is the one that has a shift
in it, right here.
[MUSIC]
I sneak the first finger back in, and
go up to the next set of four frets.
One more time together.
[MUSIC]
Shift.
[MUSIC]
[SOUND] Now, we're gonna go to the,
second finger on fifth string,
5th position.
So, scale.
[MUSIC]
You probably noticed, I'm not going below,
on arpeggios I'm not going
down on these things, but,
we just do the arpeggio as far as we can,
in that one position.
So, in this, let's do the emphasis
thing again, just get it into our head.
[MUSIC]
1.
[MUSIC]
3.
[MUSIC]
5.
[MUSIC]
7.
[MUSIC]
1.
[MUSIC]
3.
[MUSIC]
5.
And now, eliminating the in between notes,
and we just do the arpeggio, we get.
[MUSIC]
1.
[MUSIC]
3.
[MUSIC]
5.
[MUSIC]
7.
[MUSIC]
1.
[MUSIC]
3.
[MUSIC]
5.
And then, you go back down.
[MUSIC]
One more time.
[MUSIC]
Now, this last one,
I would end up with open strings.
[MUSIC]
Which is sometimes good to try, but
not in this case.
[SOUND] I'm gonna slide all the way up to
the C, way up here above the twelfth fret.
And, we're gonna be actually on
the fifteenth fret, and do it up there.
Scale had that really nice compact one.
[MUSIC]
1.
[MUSIC]
3.
[MUSIC]
5.
[MUSIC]
7.
[MUSIC]
1.
[MUSIC]
3.
[MUSIC]
5.
[MUSIC]
Again, this one only goes up to fi, 5th.
[SOUND] And now, we'll do it nice, and
slow, just the notes in the arpeggio.
[MUSIC]
That's the major
[MUSIC]
7th arpeggio,
in all six positions.
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