It's easy to get stuck at beginning all of our arpeggios on the root, but then we miss a lot of great sounds! In this lesson we use first and second inversions to play along with a chord progression, or harmonic sequence.
Just learning a few simple arpeggios and how to use them can make a huge difference in your musicianship and confidence on your instrument. Get started for free with this lesson on diminished triads from "Arpeggios for Rock Guitar"!
With the index at the second fret we play E and A power chords, so this is a great position for riffing! In E minor pentatonic this will be “Box Two” and in A minor pentatonic we’ll have “Box Four”. We can move the pattern up a whole step from A to play the same notes in B minor.
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I've decided to put together a series here on a method that will help you to truly master improvisation on the guitar. I spoke a bit about this method in a previous e-mail and it seemed like it was a subject a lot of you are especially interested in. It's possible I might make a lesson or course on this method later, but this series will be entirely free.