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Arp Symmetry

Instructor: Chris Feener
Topic: Exercises
Style: Any Style
• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Hey guys! This tutorial is focused on highlighting and "correcting" an issue with many of the common five and six string arpeggio sequences we see. We'll be applying a "no pick stroke missed" approach where we would normally visit our trusty pull-off technique - we'll accomplish this by eliminating certain notes and adding others. So here's the 5 bar etude....

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: The first arpeggio highlights one of the most common five-string patterns. To apply our distinct economy-style pick approach to this, however, we'll have to make some modifications - beginning with the second note. To eliminate the usual hammer-on we'd be faced with, we're inserting a B note between the root and third to allow the pick direction to reset bef...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: The next bar contains two repetitions of a six-string E minor arpeggio. The thing to focus on before getting too deep into this one, however, is how we transition into it. From the A minor, the final note was on the 15th fret of the A string - from there, we transition directly into the first note of the E minor, very simply, an E on the 12th of the low E st...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: In measure 4, we see another five-string arpeggio. This time, a dominant 7 instead of a natural minor. The picking is identical to that of the A minor arpeggio, but the fingering is a little tanglier.

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Exercises Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Last, but not least, we're back to another six-string arpeggio, and instead of minor, we're major. Much like the transition between the two five-string arps, this is the same. The picking pattern is identical to that of the E minor and D minor arpeggios, except the shape is different. That's about it! It may look easy, but I guarantee it will offer some cha...

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