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Rock Guitar Lessons: Arpeggio Recap

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All right,
congratulations, you've done it.
You've made it through my arpeggio
section, and my hope
is that you've become comfortable with the
concept of putting arpeggios in octaves.
That I think is the most powerful tool.
We did it in triads.
We did it with minor seventh flat five.
But there are so many other things you can
do.
Just any arpeggio that you find, figure
out what the notes are, and
if they fit on two strings you can use the
octave technique.
Something like a minor seventh chord.
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It only has four notes.
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You can fit those.
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Instantly.
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You've got a minor seven,
you've got a minus seven chord there's so
many possibilities a major seven.
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But there all you have to do is
know what notes are inside you put it on
two strings and you put it into octaves.
And I want to give you even an example
from this riff I'm gonna play this
riff right now.
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I'm gonna take those notes.
I don't even know what arpeggio this is,
or even if it is one, but
those are the notes I want to do.
And actually in this riff.
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It has that, that seventh as well.
So I'm going to put that in the bottom.
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And suddenly I've got a, a cool arpeggio.
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You know I had to make up an ending for
it, but I had a, suddenly, a lot of cool
notes that really worked great together.
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Same thing in three octaves.
You can do really simple things that way.
You can take a power chord.
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Just put it in three octaves.
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Suddenly it has this grand arpeggio sound.
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It's such
a powerful technique to use octaves like
that.
Let me show you one more, it's a brand new
one I just came up with.
It's using a D major.
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With C in the bass.
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It's always been one of my favorite
chords, and I always wondered how I could
arpeggiate it.
My solution?
A C note.
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And then the,
two of the notes out of this chord.
I'm doing the third and the fifth.
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So in the key of D.
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One, two, three.
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That note.
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One, two ,three, four, five.
This note.
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Those two.
With C in the base.
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Up an octave.
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Up an octave.
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I love that sound.
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What a beautiful sound that is.
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Into an E major.
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Back and forth.
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Arpeggios have a, such a beautiful sound.
That wasn't fast at all.
That was just very melodic.
Let me show you this real quick, the
details, because this is so cool.
I'm gonna do once against the first one I
showed you.
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Which is basically D major over C.
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Up an octave.
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Up an octave.
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The next one I did was E major, but
I did an inversion.
And I started on the fifth.
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So I have two notes on the same fret.
Then I went up to the major third.
Did an octave higher.
Octave higher.
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Those two sound so nice together.
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The last one I did,
this is actually in inversion of an F
sharp dominant chord,
but I've started on the third.
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One, two, three, this note.
Then I did the seventh.
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And the root.
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So,
I'm outlining the chord changes with those
arpeggios.
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Then I
outlined an A add nine, or I have that
ninth.
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There's three notes and octaves.
Let's do that all together.
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And I'm gonna end it with E major.
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So nothing fast there.
Just beautiful notes.
I love getting that sound out of the
guitar.
I hope you're inspired.
Whatever notes you find on two strings,
try them in three octaves and
they, they really sort of sonically
explode in front of your,
in front of your ears and eyes in a very,
very pleasing way.
So, I'd love to hear you play the ones
that, the examples that I've shown you, or
anything you invent.
It'd be fantastic to hear.
So, really enjoy this technique of putting
arpeggios into octaves,
it's a really powerful technique, it's
easy to visualize, and
one you get those techniques of being able
to skip strings,
do slight hand position shifts and
visualize in octaves.
It's really pretty easy, so I'm very happy
to share that with you, and
I'd love to hear you play.
Send in a video, Iet me see.
I'll give you comments and
ideas, and also check out what the other
students are doing.
And it's going to be great.
All right.
Play some good arpeggios.
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