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Melodic Arpeggio Sequences

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An intermediate and advanced example of how to create a cascading and melodic sequence of arpeggios tied together to compliment a chord progression. This lesson will also cover using diminished scale arpeggios to melodically enhance chromatic chord changes. These examples are heavily inspired by Jeff Loomis and Paul Gilbert.

LESSON FILE INCLUDES:

  • Main video
  • Full video of both sequences with close ups in normal speed
  • 2 separate close up videos - slow tempo with metronome
  • 4 backing tracks - 2 full speed and 2 slow speed (both sequences)
  • Tabs for both sequences in GP5, GP6 and PDF
  • 4 pages lesson guide in PDF
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This lesson will not only assist your technical approach to sweep picking, it will also challenge your ability to build melodic structures around your chord progressions. This will organically train your ear to listen for tension tones and resolving tones when constructing interesting melodies.  These exercises will also help build timing and note articulation bydeveloping left and right hand synchronization.

The tempo and transitions will require attention to your economy ofmotion. For instance, keeping  your fretting fingers close to the strings and the flank side of your pickinghand somewhat placed on the strings so that it “rolls” to help dampen noise as you sweep through the strings.

 

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