EXAMP LE 1 We start off with a four-note version of some of the five-string arpeggio shapes in Diagram 1. The extra fourth string notes on each arpeggio in bar 2 serve to create Am add9 (A C E B) to G add9 (G B D A) respectively. Critically here, the use of fretting hand taps to descend each arpeggio saves the picking hand from having to rush into position from the previous picking hand tap. EXAMP LE 2 More four-stringed arpeggios here; only this time we are using shapes further up the neck, and are shifting from one to the other via a slide on the first string. Note that, in bar 5, the second arpeggio shape has been modified somewhat to create a suspended version that can be played to a strict triplet count (see beat 3).