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Octave Arpeggios: Stacking Triad Shapes to Span More Ground

Octave Arpeggios: Stacking Triad Shapes to Span More Ground

From Arpeggios for the Modern Guitarist
Octave arpeggios are shapes that span three octaves, each having the exact same form. To create octave arpeggios, we stack three two-string octave shapes on string sets 6–5, 4–3, and 2–1. Because of the repetition found in octave shapes, playing a three-octave arpeggio is not much different than playing a one octave arpeggio. These arpeggios are linear in nature and can help you break out of “position playing” during your solos. All of the arpeggios in this lesson are based on a G root note and should be played in all keys.

TRIAD ARPEGGIOS

Major - Listen

Minor

Diminished

Augmented

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