Three 7th Arpeggio Shapes You Should Know

In my course, Chord By Chord Blues Soloing, we utilize a lot of arpeggios of Dominant 7th chords (the type of chords most often used in the blues.)

Arpeggios are such a great thing to know, and to be able to play. That I thought I’d give you an introduction to those arpeggios today and let you play some for yourself to try them out.

 

If this is something that seems interesting to you, you really should check out Chord By Chord Blues Soloing, it may be just what you’re looking for if you are soloing a bit already but don’t love the sound.

 

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13 Comments

  • ChrisGSP

    Reply Reply December 21, 2017

    Hi Griff. Good lesson. You’ve got a link for the Quicktime-format download, but no Windows Media Player format. MP4 is over 250MB, and I think WMA would be a lot smaller than that, as well as working a lot easier for Windows users. I LOVE the PDF with the switching slides – perfect for demonstrating the fingerings and locations of the chord tones in the three variations. Cheers and Merry Christmas from Chris G in Australia.

  • Larry Pitts

    Reply Reply December 21, 2017

    THANKS FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO.YOU ARE THE GUY i GO TO.

    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year, from the East Coast.

  • Rick

    Reply Reply December 21, 2017

    Love it! I don’t know how you do it, but every time I have a question you have a video already in my mail box. I was just taking a Django seminar and the instructor suggested “Arpeggio’s and Ornamentation” where the arpeggio’s are what he called “target notes” or “landing notes” and the ornamentation are the hammer on’s, pull off’s ect… then he gave some classic Django ornamentation. I was wondering “how would Griff ornament the arpeggios to make it sound like the blues. I’m hoping this is your next video. Thanks again!

  • MoreFreedom

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Thanks Griff! I can already see and hear how to use those in solos. More patterns to learn, that will come with time.

  • Woody Leduc

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    That is a great lesson! I have learned this before but went straight to trying to solo while looking at tabs of arpeggios and just got frustrated. First step, get arpeggios under your fingers as you were doing without looking at fretboard. Off to practice, thx, looking forward to next vid.

  • Chaplain Ed

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Thanks again Griff. Good stuff. Merry Christmas to all on the forum. God bless.

  • Tom Copeland

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Always great teaching. Merry Christmas

  • John strickland

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Surprising! I played the A7th scale and discovered it was the notes to “The First Noel” Happy Accident. Aside from that, I enjoyed the lesson.

  • Larry Peterson

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Ya bud, I’m still crawling, but with this type of help and support I’ll be on my feet walking through the notes soon.Absolutely, thanks for passing on your methods, and exposing us to your skills of playing and most importantly teaching those. Merry Christmas.

  • Ya bud, I'm still crawling , but with of help and support I'll be on my feet walking the notes soon. Absolutely thanks for passing on your skills and methods.

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Ya bud, I’m still crawling, but with type of help and support

  • Dave

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Very well done Griff! Looking forward to seeing how we can apply / use this in our soloing. Thanks

  • Dale

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Great addition to my tired old P scale!
    Many thanks

  • Terry

    Reply Reply December 20, 2017

    Wow fantastic job coach. Hey just one more little piece of the puzzle to fit in. Outstanding..

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