PHIL HILBORNE’s ONE-MINUTE LICK
String skipping arpeggio combination lick
I love string-skipping arpeggios and the open intervallic sound they have. this lick is typical of what can be played over Dm7 using Dorian arpeggios from C Major. they are: Dm7 (D-F-A-C); F Maj7 (F-A-C-e); and Am7 (A-C-e-g). these are the arpeggios of the accompanying chord itself plus those built on the b3 (FMaj7) and the 5th (Am7). It’s an efficient way to get extended chord sounds into your playing. this can be played with a pick or hybrid. In this latter case the fingers play the notes on the first string only. Watch your timing – it’s easy to rush the left-hand slides. this lick has been fingered as straight 16ths, but there are lots of other rhythmic possibilities available – so please do experiment!