EXAMPLES DIATONIC ARPEGGIOS
EXAMPLE 1 All 12 examples shown here are based around the three-notes-per-string pattern #1 of A Mixolydian (see diagram 1). Make sure that you apply exactly the same approach to all of the other three-notes-per-string patterns too. example 1 involves ascending using the first of our 24 permutations (1-2-3-4), which results in a straightforward ascent of each arpeggio shape. Here, we are travelling up through the scale, playing each of the diatonic arpeggios in series.
EXAMPLE 2 next, we use the 4-3-2-1 permutation to descend each arpeggio shape and take this scheme up through the scale. Once you’ve learned these as exercises, you can begin to incorporate them more musically in your playing.
EXAMPLE 3 By alternating between 1-2-3-4 and 4-3-2-1 permutations, we get to move up through the series of arpeggios by playing up one arpeggio and then down the next. Again, you’ll soon be making it sound less exercise-like.