Minor 7th Arpeggios
In the first Minor 7th arpeggios article, we looked at an A minor arpeggio in the 1st position. Here we’ll look at another A minor arpeggio only presented in 5th position. Each example posted will have the chord, then the lick. It’s important to link these together. It’s also important to learn and practice these in every key.
The first example is the arpeggio, presented in quarter notes. Note the stretch on the G string from the 5th to the 9th fret.
In the second example we have a sequence of 8 notes repeated twice, doubling back and ending up E.
In the third example, things get more exciting. A 6 note idea is presented, then repeated, but when it’s repeated, we move to a different arpeggio shape. Namely, the one we learned in part one. Also, hammer ons and pull offs through help smooth things out.
The 4th example is something more typically found in music and not just examples. The first measure is quick run through the A melodic minor scale, followed by a four note sequence repeated twice, then descending down to A.