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Arpeggios

Arpeggios are a group of notes that make up an individual chord. You can either go up or down when playing these. The notes all belong to the chord, but played in a broken up manner.

An arpeggiated chord just means a chord which is spred out.

Here’s an example of some forms of an arpeggio.

Figure 1: Open Major Arpeggios

    Emaj      Amaj      Dmaj      Gmaj
e-|---------|---------|---------|-------3-|
B-|---------|---------|-------3-|-----3---|
G-|---------|-------2-|-----2---|-0-4-----|
D-|-------2-|-----2---|-0-4-----|---------|
A-|-----2---|-0-4-----|---------|---------|
E-|-0-4-----|---------|---------|---------|

   0 3 1 1        0 3  1  1      0 3 1  2       0  2  1  1

G Arpeggio
e:—————3—-3—————-|
B:————-3——-3—————|
G:———–4———–4————-|
D:———5—————5———–|
A:—-2–5——————-5–2—–|
E:–3——————————–3–|

Am Arpeggio
e:—————5—-5————–|
B:————-5——-5————-|
G:———–5———–5———–|
D:———7—————7———|
A:——-7——————-7——-|
E:–5–8———————–8–5–|

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January 16, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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