3 Notes per String Arpeggios with Tapping

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Tapping is the technique I love the most! In this lesson I'll shove you how to play diatonic seven arpeggios with tapping and string skipping, if you studied some of my previously lesson on this topic shouldn't be difficult, memorize this arpeggios shapes.

    3 notes per String Arpeggios with Tapping

    The musical study presents in sequences, all the seven arpeggios derived from C major scale:

    I - Cmaj7

    II - Dm7

    III - Em7

    IV - Fmaj7

    V - G7

    VII - Bm7/b5

    Techniques Focus

    The firs two notes are played with left hand hammer-on and pull-off, and a third one. before change string is played with, right hand tapping, then you have to skip a string and do the same. Try to archive a balanced even sound between the tapping and the left hand hammer-on pull-off.

    Theory Focus

    Diatonic substitution apply when a chord within a key can be replaced with another, without altering it's function. The main category in Major tonalities are:

    I - III - VI = Tonic

    II - IV = Sub dominant

    V - VII = Dominant

    This means that chords from the same category are interchangeable.

    Now you should wondering: "ok cool, but what's the relationship with 3 notes per String Arpeggios with Tapping?"

    The same process can be applied to arpeggios, for example:

    Over a Dm7 chord you can play Fmajor7 arpeggios ( II & IV same chord function)

    Dm7 Chord:

    1 b3 5 b7
    D - F - A - C

    Fmajor arpeggios over Dm7 Chord:

    b3 5 b7 9
    F - A - C - E

    The result will sound as an Dm7 Arpeggio with no root!

    Pro Tips

    These arpeggios can be played starting from the sixth string too, without altering the shapes, they are transportable.

    If something is not crystal clear, write me on my board.

    See you next lesson!

    Joe Kataldo

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