Thnaks Daniel! Check out the arpeggio diagram and Daniels patterns and you will realise how extremely improvisation-firendly these shapes are! Also - you can play the tricky stretches using tapping instead!
That's a good point Kris. If you are not used to the stretches, just use your right hand for that 3rd note, just make sure you mute the other strings.
Great lesson Daniel! These shapes are very useful!
Wow, this sounds amazing! Great lesson, man!
Daniel does it again.. another ass kicking lesson !! :-)
I remember this from youtube. Awesome!
Great lesson Daniel!
killer playing man!
Diminished arpeggios sound interesting most of the time
Thanks a lot guys!
Impressive and useful technique !
Another Killer lesson! You RAWK!
Looks and sounds heavy!
Hi GMC'ers! This is a lesson covering diminished arpeggios. We can play these arpeggios using string skipping, tapping, 3-note-per-string picking/ legato, sliding, and many other techniques. These particular techniques are often used by guitarists such as Michael Romeo, Jeff Loomis and Vinnie Moore.
You can use each section as a lick and learn them individually to start.
As you can see on the scale diagram, diminished arpeggios are symmetrical, so you can keep your hand shape and move around the patterns to transpose. Notice that if you skip a string, for instance, playing in the E and G strings (skipping the B) or D and B strings (skipping the G) you get a nice symmetrical pattern that you can consistently move around the neck in no time. Once again you can position your hand the same way and just move by thirds, or even chromatically.
On the major scale we find the diminished triad starting on the seventh step. We find this symmetrical position of the diminished arpeggio (the complete chord) starting on the seventh step of the harmonic minor scale. We can use this as a dominant chord because it has a lot of tension to it.
On the A & G strings and Low E & D strings you can still get this symmetrical positioning but you have to move one fret.
* Sting Skipping
* 3 Note-Per-String Picking/ Legato
Have fun with them!/ Daniel