String Skipping Arpeggios Workout

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Hi guys, Joe Kataldo here, today I wanna show you arpeggios in a cooler way, combining them with another great technique, string skipping, to create a powerful workout!

    String Skipping Arpeggios Workout - 110BPM

    All the seventh arpeggios that belong to the key of C major are diatonic played from third position to the fifteen position, skipping one string:

    Cmaj7 - Dm7 - Em7 - Fmaj7 - G7 - Am7 Bm7/b5

    Theory Focus

    Arpeggios are build stacking thirds from the parent scale C Major up to the 7, all the notes belongs to the key of C.

    Techniques focus

    Here's come the hard part! String Skipping double the accuracy needed to play arpeggios and string, you have to concentrate a lot on right hand movements, that carefully has to skip one string, without touching it and causes unwanted extra noise, while keeping a constant down-up alternate motion from the wrist. The reward is a ear catching moder sound, that will surely, once mastered lead you to some cool riffs.

    Pro tips

    Apply string skipping to stuff you already know, like 3-notes per string scales or pentatonics, to make them sound fresh and modern.

    See You Next Lesson,

    Joe Kataldo.

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