Example 4 Minor 7th Arpeggios With Faster Pasag es
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This final example puts our minor blues roadmap to work and combines some of our arpeggio concepts with more conventional blues ideas such as string bending and vibrato. The ascending triplet arpeggio flourishes are best played with sweep picking (a single stroke across the strings). These have been notated in the tab and an ascending arpeggio is played with a downward sweep of the pick and a descending arpeggio with an upward sweep. Some articulation such as finger slides, vibrato and string bending will really help to breath life into the phrases. The basic rule here is you can’t do too much of this - the more nuance and articulation the better. The descending E major arpeggios in bar 10 are a bit fiddly but worth the effort as they up the excitement level greatly.
John Mayer: adept at arpeggiation!