Arpegios

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Im a little unshure of when it comes to arpeggios. Ihave always used scales.

What is thee deal? If I play an A, I can play this notes, etc? Does anyone have a useful link?

#1

Im a little unshure of when it comes to arpeggios. Ihave always used scales.

What is thee deal? If I play an A, I can play this notes, etc? Does anyone have a useful link?

is Super Fabulous

Joined: 03/06/01

Posts: 1623

Appegios?

Nothing more than the notes of a chord played in sequence instead of all at once.

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Appegios?

Nothing more than the notes of a chord played in sequence instead of all at once.

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So, basiclly, if I play an E, I can solo on the notes I press as a chord?

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So, basiclly, if I play an E, I can solo on the notes I press as a chord?

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The strongest note you can play against a chord is another chord tone. Learning arpeggios helps you realize where the strong notes of the scale lie. It's also great for training your ear to hear notes like 9ths 11ths & 13ths. After awhile you will start to think chord to chord when soloing rather then key, and you can add color to your phrases by altering the 5ths (b5 #5) and 9ths (b9 #9) and 11ths (#11). Learning arpeggios does wonders for your sense of phrasing too.

welcome back to the theory posts Christoph, its been awhile since I seen your name posted here.

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The strongest note you can play against a chord is another chord tone. Learning arpeggios helps you realize where the strong notes of the scale lie. It's also great for training your ear to hear notes like 9ths 11ths & 13ths. After awhile you will start to think chord to chord when soloing rather then key, and you can add color to your phrases by altering the 5ths (b5 #5) and 9ths (b9 #9) and 11ths (#11). Learning arpeggios does wonders for your sense of phrasing too.

welcome back to the theory posts Christoph, its been awhile since I seen your name posted here.

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Good to be back. I've been battling educatedfilm over all this political crap for the longest time, and I just had to get out of there for a while.

Freddwe, arpeggios are seen mostly on the piano, but rock and jazz guitarists do a lot of sweeping (ask Skee1 about this. He's the expert on sweeping), which involves playing the notes of a chord in staccato succession across the strings.

[Edited by Christoph on 10-31-2001 at 06:33 PM]

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Good to be back. I've been battling educatedfilm over all this political crap for the longest time, and I just had to get out of there for a while.

Freddwe, arpeggios are seen mostly on the piano, but rock and jazz guitarists do a lot of sweeping (ask Skee1 about this. He's the expert on sweeping), which involves playing the notes of a chord in staccato succession across the strings.

[Edited by Christoph on 10-31-2001 at 06:33 PM]

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Thanks guys. I have recently found this site and have been lurking for a while. For what its worth, I love everything about it.

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Thanks guys. I have recently found this site and have been lurking for a while. For what its worth, I love everything about it.

High Bandwidth

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Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Christhoph
I owe you one for that remark!haaa
Anyway i'm no expert on (Arpeggio's or Sweeping,
i consider my self a beginner because i,
learn something new every day even by doing the,
stuff i,ve done for years,i'm alwasy experimenting,
trying new things or another, oppoach to my old way's,
of doing things on guitar. (Also i can'nt spell worth a darn so you,guys need to check my spelling every once in,
while please?(I need help with typeing words also!
I learn alot from all you guys about spelling alot,
of words .(Thanks guys) I will say this i can play,
guitar plus talk with voice better that i can type,
or spell.............(But i'm learning from you guys!
About Arpeggio's in my mind when i play them,
I'm thinking Chord Shapes plus partial baring of 2 or,
more note's useing 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 finger's of my, left hand.Plus useing a Rolling off the notes technique,
plus useing Hammer-ons plus pull-offs sometimes.
I would say if your new to Arpeggio's and just starting,
out trying to do them, try to just use 3 notes of a triad=chord like an Am at the twelth fret this would,
also be a good way to try sweep picking,raking ect.
Mabee also try adding a note then useing 4 notes.ect
Also make sure you learn them by useing your index finger,
plus pinky finger to execute the first note or root note,
of the Arpeggio.
Another thing you can try is use a hammer-on on the root,
note=first note of the arppeggio.

Mark begginner i learn with you guys!
P:S Chrishoph<-selled wrong) once you get the Moderator position.
I'm going be asking you some spelling tips on how to,
spell opproach.ect(grin)
Another thing i had a bad day yesterday i put a trick,
or 2 on guitar-tricks and uploaded the wrong sound file,
for the trick but i'll get it fixed today.
Another thing Chrishoph see if you can get some,
kind of discount for me for something on here because,
of my age ok?
Peace all







[Edited by skee1 on 11-02-2001 at 12:20 PM]
yours truly Mark Toman

#7

Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Christhoph
I owe you one for that remark!haaa
Anyway i'm no expert on (Arpeggio's or Sweeping,
i consider my self a beginner because i,
learn something new every day even by doing the,
stuff i,ve done for years,i'm alwasy experimenting,
trying new things or another, oppoach to my old way's,
of doing things on guitar. (Also i can'nt spell worth a darn so you,guys need to check my spelling every once in,
while please?(I need help with typeing words also!
I learn alot from all you guys about spelling alot,
of words .(Thanks guys) I will say this i can play,
guitar plus talk with voice better that i can type,
or spell.............(But i'm learning from you guys!
About Arpeggio's in my mind when i play them,
I'm thinking Chord Shapes plus partial baring of 2 or,
more note's useing 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 finger's of my, left hand.Plus useing a Rolling off the notes technique,
plus useing Hammer-ons plus pull-offs sometimes.
I would say if your new to Arpeggio's and just starting,
out trying to do them, try to just use 3 notes of a triad=chord like an Am at the twelth fret this would,
also be a good way to try sweep picking,raking ect.
Mabee also try adding a note then useing 4 notes.ect
Also make sure you learn them by useing your index finger,
plus pinky finger to execute the first note or root note,
of the Arpeggio.
Another thing you can try is use a hammer-on on the root,
note=first note of the arppeggio.

Mark begginner i learn with you guys!
P:S Chrishoph<-selled wrong) once you get the Moderator position.
I'm going be asking you some spelling tips on how to,
spell opproach.ect(grin)
Another thing i had a bad day yesterday i put a trick,
or 2 on guitar-tricks and uploaded the wrong sound file,
for the trick but i'll get it fixed today.
Another thing Chrishoph see if you can get some,
kind of discount for me for something on here because,
of my age ok?
Peace all







[Edited by skee1 on 11-02-2001 at 12:20 PM]
yours truly Mark Toman

is Super Fabulous

Joined: 03/06/01

Posts: 1623

[QUOTE]Originally posted by skee1
Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Christhoph
I owe you one for that remark!
[/QUOTE]

LOL. Well, compared to me, you are an expert on sweep picking. (you introduced me to Frank Gambale, remember?) I totally suck at it. I can rake down through any manner of crazy combos, but when it comes to sweeping back up, I just can't do it.

P.S. I guess I'm the new moderator (although Jon hasn't told me what it is I'm supposed to do exactly) so here goes -> a-p-p-r-o-a-c-h.

#8

[QUOTE]Originally posted by skee1
Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Christhoph
I owe you one for that remark!
[/QUOTE]

LOL. Well, compared to me, you are an expert on sweep picking. (you introduced me to Frank Gambale, remember?) I totally suck at it. I can rake down through any manner of crazy combos, but when it comes to sweeping back up, I just can't do it.

P.S. I guess I'm the new moderator (although Jon hasn't told me what it is I'm supposed to do exactly) so here goes -> a-p-p-r-o-a-c-h.

High Bandwidth

Joined: 04/12/01

Posts: 443

Christoph
From time to time i will expect you to spell all,
the words i can'nt spell bro.


Moderator hip hip haray your the MAN

mARK
yours truly Mark Toman

#9

Christoph
From time to time i will expect you to spell all,
the words i can'nt spell bro.


Moderator hip hip haray your the MAN

mARK
yours truly Mark Toman

High Bandwidth

Joined: 08/31/01

Posts: 1319

frank Gambale

thats a name I haven't heard on this site yet, I love the stuff he did w/chic Corea. The only solo album I heard was the power trio one he did with the old drummer from Journey & Stu Hamm, it wasn't very good.
It would be nice if we could have a chat about some serious guitar players without everybody jumping in screaming about Satch, Vai, & that knuckle-head from Metalicca.
I've been trying to find some new stuff to listen to, but nobodys really grabbed my attention over the years, so I end up listening to the same players over & over, I need some suggestions. Here's the guys I've been listening to a lot over the years, any suggestions:
Robben Ford....Phish....Indigenous...SRV...Larry Carlton
Pat Metheny...Hendrix...Jimmy Bruno...Pat Martino
Mike Stern

#10

frank Gambale

thats a name I haven't heard on this site yet, I love the stuff he did w/chic Corea. The only solo album I heard was the power trio one he did with the old drummer from Journey & Stu Hamm, it wasn't very good.
It would be nice if we could have a chat about some serious guitar players without everybody jumping in screaming about Satch, Vai, & that knuckle-head from Metalicca.
I've been trying to find some new stuff to listen to, but nobodys really grabbed my attention over the years, so I end up listening to the same players over & over, I need some suggestions. Here's the guys I've been listening to a lot over the years, any suggestions:
Robben Ford....Phish....Indigenous...SRV...Larry Carlton
Pat Metheny...Hendrix...Jimmy Bruno...Pat Martino
Mike Stern