Arpeggios vs Modal Scales

by Laszlo Boross

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  • Hi Gmc-ers!

    Welcome to my new rock-neoclassical lesson! I would like to show you some arpeggio ideas playing and how we can combine them with the minor scales.
    The whole lesson begins with an easier arpeggio shape. The chord progression absolutely follows these arpeggios. To an A minor chord we'll play an A minor arpeggio, to D minor a D minor from the 17. fret etc.

    Chord progression is as follows:
    Am , Dm , G , C C/H , Am , Dm , F , G A/G#,
    Am , Dm , G , C C/H Am , Dm , G , C C/H

    In the second part we we'll use some modal scales. In the third circle of the chord-progression we play an A minor scale at the fifth fret to the Am Dm G chords, only the last notes change. Then to the C/H chord we will play a C major scale. After this the solo is continued with a run in an other position at the 12. fret, but we are henceforward in A minor and some palm muted notes close this part.


    Have fun!


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