Arpeggio/Chord Tone Collaboration Solo

by Pedja Simovic

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  • Hello GMC!

    Welcome to another class type collaboration solo. Today we are working on soloing with Arpeggios and Chord tones. For more information regarding this collaboration go here.

    Lets first quickly recap what we are talking about here... Soloing with Arpeggios means that you have to play notes in a very specific order. For example, C maj7 chord requires you to play C E G B or E G B C, or G B C E or B C E G. You can do all of this descending as well of course. Now soloing with chord tones is totally oposite! It gives you freedom to play as many (or as few) notes from chord, and you can play in any order you want!

    This concept should be very usefull to players of all levels. Why ? Simple because in any style of music, chord tones and arpeggios are used predominantly. That gives you extra reason to really work on this lesson and check out Arpeggio/Chord tone collaboration running now on forums.

    Backing track is Jazz trio (Rhodes keys, Acoustic Bass and Drums). Tempo is 120 bpm, and we are in key of C major.

    I am providing you graphs here for all the chords so you can get to playing straight away.

    Please check out guitar pro file for detailed fingerings and picking. You will also find actuall bass and keyboard part there !

    Purpose of this lesson is to teach you how to use Arpeggios and Chord tones effectively in your solos and melodic approach.

    For this lesson I used my custom built guitar going trough POD X3 Live into Nuendo. The effect I used was custom one I created called Jazz.

    Have fun learning the solo, check out slow videos and guitar pro file and I look forward to your responses regarding lesson.


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