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Arpeggios are powerful weapons. They can sound like a machine-gun of notes, filling up all space available. However, they are simply chord tones, so if you use them in a tasteful manner, they can really open up your playing.
In this lesson, I'm showing how to create a Dominant 7 Arpeggio, and then I show you how to play them across all 6 strings to play a cool lick. The lick sounds a bit "shreddy", since there are so many notes. Cool or no? You don't have play all these notes. Not at all. Just take a few notes from these, and blend them into your usage of scales and licks. Good staple food, and I use this concept A LOT.
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