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Kurt Miller
post Jan 22 2008, 06:11 PM
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This is probably a silly question but.... I know arpeggios are the notes of chords and you can play them all over the neck.

Is there an interesting way or pattern to play them or is it something I need to just repeat and play faster and see what happens?

It seems if I play (ex. E major arpeggios) it sounds good if I do them fast or throw in other notes. I guess this is an obvious question but are there interesting arpeggio patterns or is it a matter just playing until something sounds good?


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Muris Varajic
post Jan 22 2008, 06:16 PM
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Arpeggios are usually played with sweep picking(not always tho)
since most common shapes are one note per string.
I suggest you to type Sweeping into search box,
you'll find many lessons including arpeggios and sweeping.
That's all related to arpeggios.

Cool thing about sweeping is that you can play not only major and minor arpeggios/broken chords,
but some other things like 9th,7th chords and tons of similar odd chords.

Anyhow,try search box and see what you'll find. wink.gif


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post Jan 22 2008, 06:34 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Jan 22 2008, 06:16 PM) *
Arpeggios are usually played with sweep picking(not always tho)
since most common shapes are one note per string.
I suggest you to type Sweeping into search box,
you'll find many lessons including arpeggios and sweeping.
That's all related to arpeggios.

Cool thing about sweeping is that you can play not only major and minor arpeggios/broken chords,
but some other things like 9th,7th chords and tons of similar odd chords.

Anyhow,try search box and see what you'll find. wink.gif



Thanks. Sweeping = hard!
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post Jan 22 2008, 06:39 PM
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You would be supprised how You can get to grips with sweep picking with practice biggrin.gif Why not check out the 3-string shapes lesson from Pavel and and it to your routine? Before you look around you too can be useing sweep arpeggios to spice up your playing smile.gif


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post Jan 22 2008, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Jan 22 2008, 06:39 PM) *
You would be supprised how You can get to grips with sweep picking with practice biggrin.gif Why not check out the 3-string shapes lesson from Pavel and and it to your routine? Before you look around you too can be useing sweep arpeggios to spice up your playing smile.gif




Thanks. I have actually never attempted sweeping - you guys have encouraged to try some of those lessons. Can you sweep slowly or is the point of sweeping to play super fast?
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post Jan 22 2008, 06:59 PM
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Start off very slowly. Trust me, if you go too fast, you will build loads of bad habits, that will be extremely hard to break later. Plus if you've never swept before and you try to do it fast, you will sound like crap.

Build up very slowly and make sure every note is clear and distinct. And +1 with what Mattacuk said. Pavel's sweeping lessons are great wink.gif

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post Jan 22 2008, 07:10 PM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Jan 22 2008, 06:59 PM) *
Start off very slowly. Trust me, if you go too fast, you will build loads of bad habits, that will be extremely hard to break later. Plus if you've never swept before and you try to do it fast, you will sound like crap.

Build up very slowly and make sure every note is clear and distinct. And +1 with what Mattacuk said. Pavel's sweeping lessons are great wink.gif




Thanks for the help. Slow is best.
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post Jan 22 2008, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE (Kurt Miller @ Jan 22 2008, 05:53 PM) *
Thanks. I have actually never attempted sweeping - you guys have encouraged to try some of those lessons. Can you sweep slowly or is the point of sweeping to play super fast?


Sure you can sweep slow for sure. I had not swept at all a year ago and now When I sweep an arpeggio its as natural as anything else I can think off. Start of slow and build it up over the months smile.gif Remember you dont need natural talent, just put in the hard work and this will pay off.

Make sure you practice other techniques as well though!! wink.gif Remember you once you learn these basic sweep shapes you can also tap in extra notes, or just pick the notes out induvidual too. There is alot of creativty that can be built around arpeggios with time cool.gif


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post Jan 22 2008, 11:33 PM
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arpeggios can also be Fingerpicked, its good when playing acoustic smile.gif.


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post Jan 23 2008, 01:39 AM
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you have a lot of different types of arppegios, as many as chords. Practice triads first and then move on to more complex shapes.


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post Jan 23 2008, 05:14 PM
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You can also play arpeggios with string skipping! Paul Gilbert does that a lot. I suggest you have a look at Muris PG Style Lesson 2 or at this youtube video where Paul talks about his technique. These two videos are really interresting and since they will make you work on legato and string skipping.
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post Jan 23 2008, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE (Ttask @ Jan 23 2008, 05:14 PM) *
You can also play arpeggios with string skipping! Paul Gilbert does that a lot. I suggest you have a look at Muris PG Style Lesson 2 or at this youtube video where Paul talks about his technique. These two videos are really interresting and since they will make you work on legato and string skipping.



Thanks. I saw marty friedman playing the e major arpeggio (youtube) and it sounded good. He was playing it fast and all over the neck but not sweeping. I started the sweeping lesson by Pavel. I also want to play arpeggios in other ways.
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post Jan 23 2008, 06:34 PM
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QUOTE (Ttask @ Jan 23 2008, 04:14 PM) *
You can also play arpeggios with string skipping! Paul Gilbert does that a lot. I suggest you have a look at Muris PG Style Lesson 2 or at this youtube video where Paul talks about his technique. These two videos are really interresting and since they will make you work on legato and string skipping.


Great point Ttask!! Paul has explained in his instructionals why he likes picked arpeggios so much - they really do sound quite different from a swept ones smile.gif I think Yngwie often opts for alternate picking them also!


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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Jan 23 2008, 11:34 AM) *
Great point Ttask!! Paul has explained in his instructionals why he likes picked arpeggios so much - they really do sound quite different from a swept ones smile.gif I think Yngwie often opts for alternate picking them also!


Shhhhhh...don't mention Yngwie here unsure.gif tongue.gif


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