Andy Saphir continues his chops building arpeggio exercises with a look across the fingerboard at the higher strings.
Following on From last month’s lower strings major and minor arpeggios, this month we’re focusing on the higher strings. like last issue, you’ll see chord diagrams above the relevant arpeggio shape. Visualising this chord shape is a great way of recognising the arpeggio pattern; after all, an arpeggio is just the notes of a chord played melodically, so associating the two makes sense. Aim to recognise the chord tones (root, 3rd, 5th for a major arpeggio, and root, b3rd, 5th for a minor arpeggio) both visually and aurally, as this will help your fretboard skills and help to develop your musical ear.