This month Andy Saphir mixes a few arpeggios into the stock - choice cuts to help make your solos sound beefier and with a whole lot more taste.
Andy Saphir starts a new mini-series on how arpeggios can beef up your solos.
Using arpeggios can transform your lead playing by adding a melodic, non scalic approach to licks and lines. an arpeggio in this context, is literally playing the individual tones of a chord one after the other in a melodic framework, rather than fretting a block chord. Because of this, it is necessary to ultimately learn many different dedicated arpeggio ‘shapes’, but when you’ve learned some, and learned some tricks as to how they can be effectively used, a whole new world of sonic possibilities can open up.