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Jazz Guitar Toolbox 1.3 - Basic Jazz Arpeggios

jazz fundamentals jazz guitar toolbox May 07, 2020

Welcome back to Jazz Guitar Toolbox, where we cover essential skills that every jazz guitarist should know. This lesson is all about a crucial tool for improvisation: arpeggios!

In jazz guitar, an arpeggio is when you play the tones of a chord in order as single notes. They can be used during solos to outline the notes of a chord.

This will give your solos clarity and direction that's just not possible by only using scales

In this lesson, we'll cover arpeggio shapes for the six chord qualities that we learned in Jazz Guitar Toolbox 2.1 - Twelve Essential Chords.

This includes:

  • major 7
  • dominant 7
  • 6
  • minor 7
  • minor 7 flat 5
  • diminished 7

As with the previous lessons, all the examples are written starting from C, but since they have no open strings they are easily moveable.

 

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Major 7 

Chord Formula: 1 3 5 7

Sixth String Root:

Fifth String Root:

Dominant 7

Chord Formula: 1 3 5 b7

Sixth String Root:

Fifth String Root:

6

Chord Formula: 1 3 5 6

Sixth String Root:

Fifth String Root:

Minor 7

Chord Formula: 1 b3 5 b7

Sixth String Root:

Fifth String Root:

Minor 7 Flat 5

Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 b7

Sixth String Root:

Fifth String Root:

Diminished 7

Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 bb7

Sixth String Root:

Fifth String Root:

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As always, thanks for reading and I'll see you in the next installment of Jazz Guitar Toolbox 🙂


 

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