A Complete Guide to 7th Chord Arpeggios from Major, Melodic Minor, & Harmonic Minor Scale Harmony
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Introduction & Overview
This course is a complete guide to 7th chord arpeggios for guitar.
The course presents two fingering approaches in parallel: the widely-accepted “CAGED” system utilized by the world’s most prominent guitarists and teachers, and the equally useful but less commonly taught, Two-Note-Per-String (2NPS) system.
By combining these complementary approaches, we’ll develop phrasing that moves horizontally, vertically, and diagonally; allowing for great physical freedom and harmonic awareness of the fret-board, while anchoring the patterns to common chord voicings.
Though this course includes music theory, its primary focus is on the practicalities of recognizing, practicing, and memorizing 7th chord arpeggios & cycle of fourths progressions from the Major, Melodic Minor, & Harmonic Minor scales, in every key, on the guitar.
7th chord arpeggios & cycle of fourths progressions are some of the most prominent structures in all music; they are an excellent investment of your practice time, regardless of style, genre, or level.
Your reading, aural skills, and technique will continually improve if you integrate this material into your daily practice; the course closes with a detailed six-week practice plan to show you how.
C Major 7th Arpeggio in the “C” “CAGED” Form
1. “C” Form of C Major 7
First, we’ll practice the C Major 7th arpeggio in the “C” “CAGED” form:
2. “A” Form of C Major 7
Next, we’ll practice the C Major 7th arpeggio in the “A” “CAGED” form:
3. “G” Form of C Major 7
Next, we’ll practice the C Major 7th arpeggio in the “G” “CAGED” form:
4. “E” Form of C Major 7
Next, we’ll practice the C Major 7th arpeggio in the “E” “CAGED” form:
5. “D” Form of C Major 7
Finally, we’ll practice the C Major 7th arpeggio in the “D” “CAGED” form:
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