Jul 11, 2008

B Minor 7th Arpeggio

In the first arpeggio lesson that I did, Arpeggios Explained, I slowly introduced the concept of an arpeggio, by constructing it straight out of a B minor chord. In that lesson we simply used the notes of the B Minor Chord, and then in the next lesson, Arpeggios Revisited, we made that same arpeggio based out of that chord, a little more interesting.

Well in this lesson we're going to elaborate a little bit more. This time the arpeggio will start expanding from the chord and the chord of choice is a B Minor, but this time we'll use a B Minor 7th. Not only that, but we're going to go from a B Minor 7th to a G Minor 7th.

To describe the sound that this particular arpeggio has is a hard thing to do. It is very unusual and has a bit of a melancholy effect to it. Its kind of bluesy, kind of jazzy and even has a bit of an urban feel to it. When you watch the video, you'll see what I mean, but its important to note that this arpeggio doesn't have the typical arpeggio sound that you would expect.

A lot of people relate the idea of an arpeggio to neo-classical guitar playing, so I came up with this one to show you the other side of the coin. Also, I just recently saw a video done on arpeggios by Mark Wein that I found to be quite excellent, so you might want to check that out as well.

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