Improvising with Arpeggios (Exercise 2)

by Alejandro Pinero

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  • Hi GMC! Welcome to this second art of this improvising series.

    Today we will do a similar exercise than the last one but with the minor 7th arpeggios. The idea of this exercise is that we could see the box of any arpeggio in the moment that we have to play this arpeggio. This exercise will help you to play the note that you want to hear at every moment.

    The first step in this case is studying the minor arpeggios boxes, then we will choose four chords; Cm7, Ebm7, Abm7 and Bbm7.

    We start playing at the fifth string (to the front) with the Cm7 arpeggio four times, then we will playing Em7 arpeggio starting at the fifth (to the back) string too, then Abm7 arpeggio starting at the sixth string (to the front) and the last one Bbm7 arpeggio starting at the sixth string (to the back).

    The idea of the exercise is to connect one arpeggio with the next by the nearest note using different ways.

    It isn't very important the tab of what I'm improvising in these series. I'm just showing different exercise's examples. That's why you'll hear many different variations in the video parts 3, 4 and 5.

    Remember that you can do this exercise in different parts of the neck!

    C min7:

    Eb min7:

    Ab min7:

    Bb min7:

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