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Tapping Arpeggios Pt. 3

Hello all! Season’s greetings. My living room resembles a postcard. Christmas stuff everywhere, guests dropping by, leaves to rake, and in the midst of all this, arpeggios to develop! The number 4 is the number we will focus on. We will attempt to tune out our holiday distractions, and slowly work on a new idea for bass. Here we will take 2 arpeggio’s and move them up and down in a pattern of 4.

A7 (Ascending/Descending in 4’s)


     T1 T2    T1 T2   T2     T1 T2 T1
--------------------6----6h9-12-14p12p9p6-----
----------------------------------------------
--------12-------12---12----------------------
-5H9-12----h9-12------------------------------

 T1     T2   T2 T1
-12p9p6----6----------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
--------12---12-------------------------------
----------------12p9p5------------------------

D7 (Ascending/Descending in 4’s)


       T1 T2     T1 T2    T2    T1 T2 T1
-----------------------11----11h14-17-19p17p14p11-
--------------------------------------------------
----------17--------17----17----------------------
-10H14-17----h14-17-------------------------------

 T1       T2    T2 T1
-17p14p11----11----------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
----------17----17-------------------------------
-------------------17p14p10----------------------



Remember, none of these notes are picked! They are all hammer-ons, pull-offs, and taps. Not to paint too much of a romantic picture, but this exercise is great to work on when your snowed in, or if you are hiding from the sun. It takes a while, but if you separate the exercise and learn it, each piece at a time, you will connect the dots effectively. Also, as I said in my last column, listen to the quality of music. In my next lesson, we will deviate from this arpeggio quest and aim our sights in another direction.

kyle@insaneguitar.net

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