Minor 7th Arpeggios
Part 1 – In A Minor
I’ve attached some arpeggio exercises to this post for practice. They will all be in A minor, and each exercise uses the same minor 7th voicing, the same 3 string arpeggio, and the examples become more complex.
The first example is the introduction to the arpeggio pattern, played in quarter notes. I will includes the voicing in each exercise, as it’s important to have that chord related to this arpeggio.
Second example is a little more complex, adding more of the same notes and making the picking different enough that it cannot be played the same way as example 1 with mastery.
Example 3 uses pull-offs and hammer-ons, as well as triplet rhythms.
Final example uses chromaticism as a half step bend from Eb to E. Also in the lick is a dotted 8th syncopation.
Try using these anywhere you have a Minor 7th chord, or in context you could even use it over Major chords as well. For these examples, you could use them over Cmaj7, Am7, and many others.