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what is your favorite arpeggio pattern?

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thatguitarguy  
21 Jun 2013 10:51 | Quote
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The reason I ask is because I dont really have one. I am not to familiar with arpeggios and would like to find some cool ones to get started on. your answer can also be a string of arpeggios that sound good together. Im really looking forward to what you guys have to share.
btimm  
21 Jun 2013 21:00 | Quote
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Interested in this thread, there could be some really interesting posts, since my knowledge is so limited here.
Guitarslinger124  
21 Jun 2013 21:24 | Quote
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I wouldn't call these my favorites, however, they are possibly my most used:



Am Asus2sus4 Am (Again) Dm add 9 Fmaj7b5
e||------|------------|----------|-----------|-----------|
B||------|------------|----------|-----------|---------0-|
G||----5-|------7-----|--------9-|--------10-|-------2---|
D||---7--|----9-------|-----10---|-----12----|-----3-----|
A||--0---|--0---------|---0------|---0-------|---0-------|
E||-0----|0-----------|-0--------|-0---------|-0---------|

A9
e||---------|
B||---------|
G||-------4-|
D||-----5---|
A||---0-----|
E||-0-------|



While we're on the chord topic, I love combining Am and F like so:




e:-12-------12--------12-------13-------|
B:----13-------13--------13-------13----|
D:-------14--------14-------14-------14-|
G:--------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------|

This creates a really neo-classical sound. Similar to Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper".



Of course Am > A#m is also a good one.

A minor is probably my favorite chord. In fact, almost every song I write contains some form of the chord. It's kind like home-base for me.



Here is an arpeggio progression I used twice in my song, "Vicissitude"

Dsus2 Gsus2 C5
e:------------------------------|
B:---------------------------13-|
G:-----------------14-----12----|
D:-------14-----12-----10-------|
A:----12-----10-----------------|
E:-10---------------------------|


I call that my Cliffs of Dover lick. That isn't the whole lick that
I play, but what would the fun be if I gave it away?
thatguitarguy  
22 Jun 2013 09:33 | Quote
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all of the Am examples will fit well with my constant over use of the Am pentatonic scale. That post went above and beyond what I was expecting. thank you very much GS!
MoshZilla1016  
22 Jun 2013 13:45 | Quote
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This would be my most used since it can be easily modified from Major to minor to diminished....


A Major or F#m7

e-12-9----------
B------10-------
G---------9-----
D-----------11--
A---------------
E---------------




A minor or FMaj7

e-12-8-----------
B------10--------
G---------9------
D------------10--
A----------------
E----------------




A diminished or F7
e-11-8-----------
B------10--------
G---------8------
D-----------10---
A----------------
E----------------


I also like these Major 7th arps...


A Maj7 root on 6th string
e---------------4-5---
B-------------5-------
G-----------6---------
D-------6-7-----------
A---4-7---------------
E-5-------------------



A Maj7 root on 5th string
e----------------12-16---
B-------------14---------
G----------13------------
D----11-14---------------
A-12---------------------
E------------------------


The last two work really well if you can run them up then back down. I play my arps with alternate picking, Steve Morse style, so they may not fit well with sweep picking.
thatguitarguy  
25 Jun 2013 09:02 | Quote
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nice ones. I really like the diminished version of the Amaj.
MoshZilla1016  
26 Jun 2013 17:31 | Quote
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I know this may seem stupid to some but I took all of the modes and played them as arpeggios. I mixed them up by skipping each degree... 1st,3rd,5th,7th,2nd,4th,6th. With risk of catching flack from the theory gurus i will post this anyhow. Don't criticize until you have tried them. They actually sound very interesting.




Remember I play alt picking so sweeping may not flow so smoothly.

This is the tab for Ionian. Each arpeggio follows the same pattern.


e----------------
B-----------3-7--
G---------4------
D-----2-6--------
A---4------------
E-5--------------

Guitarslinger124  
26 Jun 2013 17:48 | Quote
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MoshZilla1016 says:
ith risk of catching flack from the theory gurus i will post this anyhow.


I do that all the time! Not necessarily skipping via odds or even degrees, but if arpeggios are the individual notes in a chord and chords are the groupings of individual notes in a scale, and scales in a key can be separated as modes... You see where I am going...

Who cares about theory anyway. :)
MoshZilla1016  
26 Jun 2013 17:51 | Quote
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Guitarslinger124 says:
Who cares about theory anyway. :)


+1000 IF IT SOUNDS GOOD...PLAY IT! LOUD!!!!!!!

Actually it was the Lydian that caught my ear. Sounds awesome to me.
Guitarslinger124  
26 Jun 2013 17:59 | Quote
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Lydian is always a favorite, to me it has the most variation in tonal arrangements (I know that sounds silly because they all have the same notes), which yields greater variety whilst remaining the same "area".
thatguitarguy  
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I found an idea that I really like on a Guthrie Govan video where he started on the seven of a major seven arpeggio and made it so that all 4 notes in the arpeggio are all played on the low E string and then brought up through the octaves on the D string and the high E string. It looked like this.



t= tap
t t t
|-------------------------9-10-14-17--|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------11-12-16-19-------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|--9-10-14-17-------------------------|




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