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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Advanced Major Arpeggios

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So we did some minor arpeggios, and
some different concepts there about
how to play over some minor chords and
then country, that's gonna be basically
working over the relative majors and
minors.
We're gonna move on now to
some advanced major arpeggios.
So right now, we'll do a few keys here and
you'll get the idea of what we'll
do like G and A and maybe D.
And we're just gonna cover
continuing to map out the fretboard
with focusing on just covering
these major chord shapes.
So again, visualizing these are the most
important thing that we can do.
So let's start in G.
Now I'm just gonna show you a couple
little quick ways to kind of
switch positions and get up the
fingerboard with these major arpeggios.
So we've already done our pentatonic
shape sand all that stuff, so
we're gonna focus on linking those
up with these other chord shapes.
So here's the first idea.
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So what I'm doing
is I'm going up.
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Right outta the chord.
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And I'll do the little, right there,
you can do your little
two note melody thing.
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So then when you go to the next
chord, if you're in C,
if you go from G to C.
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D,
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So we're really focusing on
that pentatonic shape there.
That's one way to get up the,
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that's one way to get up the neck
pretty fast.
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It almost
becomes a little lick.
Now, something else I
wanna go over here is
mapping out these dominant seven chords,
cuz I'll play over that a pretty
good bit and country stuff.
That's kind of a big part of that sound.
So what I have kind of come up with
is like an arpeggio that covers
like a dominant seventh chord.
So this is gonna be,
we're just gonna outline.
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We're gonna outline that
dominant seventh chord.
So, this can be used in a lot of licks and
it's gonna really
get you comfortable with knowing where
that major third and that flat seven is.
So that's gonna come up a lot and
outlining these chords are what makes you
sound like you're changing chords
when you're doing a fast solo.
Or any solo really.
It doesn't have to be fast.
But it will help your speed
knowing these positions.
So let's do this first one.
It's just gonna be G,
B, D, F
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A.
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Excuse me.
G, B D, F, G, B, D, F, G and
you can do A if you want, A here.
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So, let's go A, G, F,
D Major third B, G, F flat seven,
five D, major third B, and then G again.
So that'll sound like this
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Right, so that really maps out.
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Okay So I want you to
play that along with me.
I'll count in, and you can play this
along with me, just this arpeggio.
So one,
two, three,
four
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Okay.
Now if you go down here to C,
it's gonna be the same thing.
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Same in D.
So you're just outlining that major seven.
I mean, that dominant seven chord.
So when you go to C7 here, same thing.
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But we're
having to move up into
position right here.
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So we're moving up into
this position
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and we're playing out of there.
So that's two really good
ways to map that stuff out.
Now there's another exercise, once you get
that under your belt, that you can do.
And it's going back and forth over
these notes and it goes like this.
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And we're adding A here to get this sound.
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And it's almost a sound and
I use this in country quite a bit.
I mean if I'm playing over G
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I'm using all that all
those notes in there.
What that is is I'm outlining the 3 and
the flat 7, your 7.
So again, that's.
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So I'm going.
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And then.
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So each time I'm adding a note, so.
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And then I'm resolving right there and
if you want to keep going.
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And that covers
that dominant
seventh chord.
And that can be great,
I mean, really good for
getting your speed up
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So.
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And little
licks like that.
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So that's down the pattern.
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And then, right there,
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which is an E note
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So D, C, major third, you're
just outlining that major third,
and leading down to it.
So.
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So that's
outlining that.
Getting out of that pentatonic
a little bit and outlining it.
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And then there's another one you could do.
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So that turns into this lick.
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Basically,
we're going-
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So.
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And that sounds like.
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So right there.
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We're going into this.
We've taken this kind of arpeggio and
now we're working it into
our solo where we're going.
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Which is the same as.
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So.
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And then right here.
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You follow it up,
by if you're in the blues pattern.
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Follow it up by hitting that major third
which you've learned
to outline right here.
And that's almost a D minor.
But when you resolve it,
it sounds good in a G dominant 7
because you're covering that chord.
So there's a few ideas with that.
So let's move on to the next lesson.
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