Arpeggios for the Evolving Guitarist (USC)
Guitar (all) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Pat Kelley. Saddle-stitched, Technic. USC Thornton School of Music Guitar Instructional Series. Contemporary. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22115BCD).
Item Number: MB.22115BCD
ISBN 9780786682676. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Arpeggios are chord notes played one at a time rather than strummed or plucked all together. They are an essential part of great improvising and melody writing because playing chord notes in the right places creates solid melody lines. Chord notes sound more resolved than notes that are chromatic (out of the key). Practicing arpeggios will improve your ability to learn melodies, make reading music easier, and develop your tone and picking accuracy. The first part of this book focuses on the basic fingerings of the folliowing six arpeggios: major 7th, major 7th (#5), dominant 7th, minor 7th, minor 7th (b5), and diminished 7th. This book along with its accompanying audio represents a comprehensive guide to all things arpeggio. It delves into traditional applications of arpeggios, as well as how they relate to slash chords, modal music and more. The student will learn about how arpeggios fall over standard chord progressions, as well as how to embellish arpeggios to make them more musical in performance situations.