Arpeggio Etude - Around the Chord

by Piotr Kaczor

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  • Hi, Piotr here. Welcome to my second lesson. This time we will focus on chords and arpeggios. As we know, in music - arpeggios are chords taken in pieces.

    A good way of practicing arpeggios is "Arpeggio Etude". I wrote it once by myself to make arpeggio exercises more pleasant.

    The first part is based on A-major and E-major chords. We will play this part with alternate picking. Picking must be precise and slow to get the best results.

    In the second part we have a bit of sweep picking on chords F#minor, B-major, C#major.

    The last part is a coda, written for right hand relaxation. Here we have tapping in moderate tempo based on pretty fast riff which I show in the 5 th video.

    We are going to use:

    - triplets,
    - alternate picking,
    - sweep picking,
    - vibrato,
    - tapping

    This is the preset I used for the POD XT live for this lesson:

    Amp: Bomber Uber - Drive 7 - Bass 5 - Middle 7 - Treble 5 - Presence 8
    Cab: 4x12 2001 Line 6
    Dis: Classic distortion - gain 3
    Com: Threshold 10 - Gain 10
    Dly: Delay Time - 178 (Quarter note) - Mix 35%
    Rev: Slap Plate - 35%

    The lesson is available in the guitar pro 5 file, mp3 backing track included.

    I hope You'll enjoy it.

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