Want to learn to solo? Think it would be cool to understand how to play over any chord progression? Looking to make up more original riffs?
After you understand the basics of scales and chords, the next step is to really master your arpeggios. Why? Because arpeggios are the foundation for improvising and soloing.
For example, if you want to solo of C Am F G7, there are two approaches: You could solo with a C major scale, a C major pentatonic scale, OR ... if you know your arpeggios, you could use arpeggios to SOLO OVER EACH CHORD. Learning to do this isn't too hard if you look at it the right way. Accomplished jazz guitarist and teacher Stephen Rollins explains arpeggios in an easy to follow and practical manner.
In this book, you will learn the most important arpeggios:
- The Major Arpeggio
- The Major Seventh Arpeggio
- The Minor Seventh Arpeggio
- The Dominant Seventh Arpeggio
The books also covers the fundamentals of the major and pentatonic scales, as necessary to understand and apply these arpeggios. However, if you are a complete beginner it would be better to start with "An Introduction to Scales" and "An Introduction to Chord Construction."