Arpeggios for the Evolving Guitarist (USC) (Book + Online Audio)
22115M
Arpeggios are chord notes played one at a time rather than strummed or plucked all together. They are an essential part of great improvising and melody writing because playing chord notes in the right places creates solid melody lines. Chord notes sound more resolved than notes that are chromatic (out of the key). Practicing arpeggios will improve your ability to learn melodies, make reading music easier, and develop your tone and picking accuracy. The first part of this book focuses on the basic fingerings ...more
Product Number:
22115M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
58
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9684-2
ISBN13:
978-07866-9684-0
Series:
USC School of Music
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
6/14/2016
Arpeggios are chord notes played one at a time rather than strummed or plucked all together. They are an essential part of great improvising and melody writing because playing chord notes in the right places creates solid melody lines. Chord notes sound more resolved than notes that are chromatic (out of the key). Practicing arpeggios will improve your ability to learn melodies, make reading music easier, and develop your tone and picking accuracy. The first part of this book focuses on the basic fingerings of the folliowing six arpeggios: major 7th, major 7th (#5), dominant 7th, minor 7th, minor 7th (b5), and diminished 7th. This book along with its accompanying audio represents a comprehensive guide to all things arpeggio. It delves into traditional applications of arpeggios, as well as how they relate to slash chords, modal music and more. The student will learn about how arpeggios fall over standard chord progressions, as well as how to embellish arpeggios to make them more musical in performance situations. Includes access to online audio.
Introduction
Chapter 1 – Learning the basic arpeggio fingering patterns
Major 7th
Minor 7th
Dominant 7th
Minor 7th(b5)
Augmented Major 7th
Diminished 7th
Chapter 2 – Using 7th chords over alternate chord roots
Major chords
Minor chords
Dominant 7th chords
Slash chords
Chapter 3 – Combining Arpeggios
Combining arpeggios
Chapter 4 – A modal approach to using arpeggios
Modal approach
Chapter 5 – Two-five-one
Two-five one chord progression
Chapter 6 – Adding embellishments to arpeggios
Half step chromatic approach
Enclosure
Four-note enclosure pattern
Chapter 7 – Pat Kelley’s minor blues
D minor blues
Conclusion
About the author
 
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