Guitar Lessons - Soloing With Arpeggios - Essential Guide

Make your solos really stand out, using these fantastic arpeggio concepts!
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Everything you ever wanted to know about arpeggios, but were afraid to ask! This mammoth series of lessons spans 34 video lessons and weighs in at over 5 hours of great guitar tuition, taught by top UK session guitarist, Bobby Harrison.

FretHub presents an in-depth study on spicing up lead breaks using arpeggios and locating chord tones.

Learn the CAGED shapes for major, minor, diminished, major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th & minor 7 flat 5 arpeggios, allowing you to solo freely all over the neck. The series of lessons also covers arpeggio substitution, 2 note-per-string arpeggio shapes, string skipping ideas, David Gilmour-esque mini-sweeps, funky rhythm guitar playing and if that wasn’t enough, Bobby finishes by teaching you how to play the solo from the introduction video!

What are the requirements?

  • All you need in order to begin is an electric guitar, an amplifier, a pick and a desire to learn some new and exciting soloing concepts

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to spice up your lead breaks using arpeggios and locating chord tones.
  • Learn the CAGED shapes for major, minor, diminished, major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th & minor 7 flat 5 arpeggios.
  • Learn how to to solo freely all over the neck.
  • Learn the concept of arpeggio substitution to make your lead lines really stand out.
  • Learn 2 note-per-string arpeggio shapes.
  • Learn string skipping arpeggio ideas
  • Master tasteful, David Gilmour-esque mini-sweeps.
  • Develop your funky rhythm guitar playing with our downloadable backing track.
  • Learn the solo from our intro video, note for note and play along with our funky backing track.
  • Incorporate all of these ideas and concepts into your own guitar playing, making you a harmonically richer soloist.

What is the target audience?

  • Some prior experience of the electric guitar is required i.e. at least a basic grasp of chords and scales. This course would suit the intermediate player, but would also be perfect for the advanced player looking to add arpeggio concepts and ideas to their lead playing.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Essential Arpeggios & The CAGED System
03:47

Everything you ever wanted to know about arpeggios, but were afraid to ask! This mammoth series of lessons spans 34 videos and weighs in at over 5 hours of great guitar tuition!

FretHub presents an in-depth study on spicing up lead breaks using arpeggios and locating chord tones. Learn the CAGED shapes for major, minor, diminished, major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th & minor 7 flat 5 arpeggios, allowing you to solo freely all over the neck. The series of lessons also covers arpeggio substitution, 2 note-per-string arpeggio shapes, string skipping ideas, David Gilmour-esque mini-sweeps, funky rhythm guitar playing and if that wasn’t enough, Bobby finishes by teaching you how to play the solo from the introduction video!

In this introduction video, Bobby begins by playing an arpeggio-laden solo over a funky backing track, before giving us an insight into what we can learn from this series.

09:23

Here, Bobby reminds us of what arpeggios are, how they’re made and how they work in a lead guitar context, before teaching us our first major arpgeggio shape using the CAGED System.

06:38

In this video, Bobby continues to show us the CAGED shapes for our major arpeggios.

05:02

Here, Bobby continues to show us the CAGED shapes for our major arpeggios.

06:21

In this video, Bobby shows us the CAGED shapes for our minor arpeggios.

08:01

Here, Bobby continues to show us the CAGED shapes for our minor arpeggios.

06:24

In this video, Bobby shows us the CAGED shapes for our diminished arpeggios.

06:15

Here, Bobby continues to show us the CAGED shapes for our diminished arpeggios.

06:40

Now it’s time to put our major, minor and diminished CAGED arpeggios together diatonically. We’re using the parent key of C for the examples in this video, but since we are working with movable shapes, they can of course be played in all 12 keys.

06:25

In this video, Bobby shows us the CAGED shapes for our major 7 arpeggios.

06:54

Here, Bobby continues to show us the CAGED shapes for our major 7 arpeggios.

05:24

In this video, Bobby shows us the CAGED shapes for our minor 7 arpeggios.

07:40

Here, Bobby continues to show us the CAGED shapes for our minor 7 arpeggios.

06:58

In this video, Bobby shows us the CAGED shapes for our dominant 7 arpeggios.

06:26

Here, Bobby continues to show us the CAGED shapes for our dominant 7 arpeggios.

12:04

In this video, Bobby shows us the CAGED shapes for our minor 7 flat 5 arpeggios.

09:10

Now it’s time to put our major 7, minor 7, dominant 7 and minor 7 flat 5 CAGED arpeggios together diatonically. We’re using the parent key of C for the examples in this video, but since we are working with movable shapes, they can of course be played in all 12 keys.

Section 2: Arpeggio Substitution
11:57

Next, we take a look at extending the harmony and implying the tonality of other chords by applying arpeggio substitution.

Section 3: Getting Creative With Arpeggios
06:19

Now we’re going to look at some exciting 2-note-per-string arpeggios, covering 3 octaves. The first shape we’re going to learn is the major 7. Bobby also shows us some lick variations enabling us to spice up this concept when appying it to our solos.

10:27

Continuing with our 2-note-per-string, 3 octave arpeggios, we learn the minor 7 shape and look at some great intervallic runs and harmony ideas.

08:06

Continuing with our 2-note-per-string, 3 octave arpeggios, we now learn the dominant 7 and minor 7 flat 5 shapes. We then link these arpeggios together diatonically. We’re using the parent key of C for the examples in this video, but since we are working with movable shapes, they can of course be played in all 12 keys.

Section 4: String Skipping Arpeggio Frenzy
10:52

In this video, we learn some great, intervallic string skipping arpeggios. Bobby shows us the major 7, minor 7, dominant 7 and minor 7 flat 5 shapes and demonstrates them covering the entire fretboard using the parent key of C. Once again, these are movable shapes, so, providing you’re familiar with your root notes, it’s possible to play them diatonically in all 12 keys.

06:48

Continuing with our string-skipping approach, we’re now going to learn a cool triplet run, enabling us to get even more milage from our arpeggios.

Section 5: Mini Sweeps
09:17

In this lesson, we look at some very tasteful, mini sweep arpeggios. Players such as David Gilmour use similar licks to great effect.

Section 6: Funky Rhythm Guitar
10:55

Before we learn our solo, it’s important that we take a slight diversion from arpeggios and learn the funky rhythm guitar part from our backing track. Bobby breaks this down in depth, demonstrating some valuable rhythm guitar tips along the way.

Don't forget to download our backing track. We named it "Lenny", because it reminded us of a track from Lenny Kravitz's 5th album!


09:56

Before we learn our solo, it’s important that we take a slight diversion from arpeggios and learn the funky rhythm guitar part from our backing track. Bobby breaks this down in depth, demonstrating some valuable rhythm guitar tips along the way.

13:33

Before we learn our solo, it’s important that we take a slight diversion from arpeggios and learn the funky rhythm guitar part from our backing track. Bobby breaks this down in depth, demonstrating some valuable rhythm guitar tips along the way.

Section 7: Putting It All Together In A Solo
11:18

Now it’s time to learn the solo Bobby played on our introduction video. As well as breaking things down note-for-note, Bobby goes into great depth here, explaining the theory behind the solo and demonstrating how to imply and locate chord tones when soloing. You’ll recognise some familiar shapes here, as well as learning some new and exciting licks.

09:00

Now it’s time to learn the solo Bobby played on our introduction video. As well as breaking things down note-for-note, Bobby goes into great depth here, explaining the theory behind the solo and demonstrating how to imply and locate chord tones when soloing. You’ll recognise some familiar shapes here, as well as learning some new and exciting licks.

Don't forget to download our backing track. We named it "Lenny", because it reminded us of a track from Lenny Kravitz's 5th album!

14:49

Now it’s time to learn the solo Bobby played on our introduction video. As well as breaking things down note-for-note, Bobby goes into great depth here, explaining the theory behind the solo and demonstrating how to imply and locate chord tones when soloing. You’ll recognise some familiar shapes here, as well as learning some new and exciting licks.

19:29

Now it’s time to learn the solo Bobby played on our introduction video. As well as breaking things down note-for-note, Bobby goes into great depth here, explaining the theory behind the solo and demonstrating how to imply and locate chord tones when soloing. You’ll recognise some familiar shapes here, as well as learning some new and exciting licks.

13:27

Now it’s time to learn the solo Bobby played on our introduction video. As well as breaking things down note-for-note, Bobby goes into great depth here, explaining the theory behind the solo and demonstrating how to imply and locate chord tones when soloing. You’ll recognise some familiar shapes here, as well as learning some new and exciting licks.

11:17

Now it’s time to learn the solo Bobby played on our introduction video. As well as breaking things down note-for-note, Bobby goes into great depth here, explaining the theory behind the solo and demonstrating how to imply and locate chord tones when soloing. You’ll recognise some familiar shapes here, as well as learning some new and exciting licks.

13:20

We conclude this comprehensive series of lessons by learning the last part of the solo Bobby played on our introduction video, followed by a summary of everything we’ve covered so far and some practice tips. Have fun experimenting with arpeggios!

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FretHub Guitar Lessons, Learn from two highly qualified, professional guitar teachers with over 50 years of combined experience.

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As session guitarists, between us, we have played alongside artists such as Queen's Brian May, Alice Cooper, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John, Tony Hadley and Gabrielle. As tutors, we have taught thousands of students worldwide.

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