Mastering the Fretboard: Diatonic Arpeggios

by Chris Shofner

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  • The "Mastering the Fretboard: Diatonic Arpeggios" lesson is an etude intended to help you develop ways of getting up and down the neck and making new connections. It builds off of a previous lesson entitled "Mastering the Fretboard." Like the first video we ascend and descend the 7 modes except this time we use arpeggios moving at an interval of a third. My favorite thing about practicing etudes like this is to look for patterns or shapes and notices how those relate to the mode above and below. Then I can start to visual new ways of connecting them.

    Key: C
    Chords: CM7, Dm7, Em7, FM7, G7, Am7, B halfdim7
    Time Signature: 4/4
    BPM: 80

    Gear: '76 Strat (neck pickup)>Wampler Ego Compressor>TC Electronic Alter Ego X4>Vox AC15>Sennheiser e906>Presonus>Ableton Live

    Scales: C Major


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