(PRWEB) August 31, 2014
Although Arpeggios can be defined simply as “a group of notes which are played one after the other, either going up or going down” they are musically much more. They are the staggered elements of chords, and as such, define key signatures and are the basis of melodies and solos. That is why most musicians focus on the mastery of both the scale and the arpeggio with equal importance.
But for the players of stringed instruments, the number of possible locations from which an arpeggio can be played far outweigh those on the piano, woodwinds, or brass. While classical musicians may have had resources of study for this, the majority of guitarists and bass players involved in other genres have had no such tools. Therefore the need for a Lexicon dedicated to the playing of arpeggios on bass and guitar, regardless of genre, was plain.
Bruce Arnold and Muse-Eek now presents the “Guitar Arpeggio Lexicon” and the “Bass Arpeggio Lexicon.” It is a compendium of arpeggios, practice suggestions, and exercises covering all 13 basic 7th chords -including 92 permutations of a major 7th chord- and giving alternative fingerings to promote agility and fretboard mastery. Both books limit the arpeggio possibilities to 5 frets and cover the most used combinations starting from the root, 3rd, 5th and 7th for the aforementioned 13 seventh chords.
Whether an aspiring player is interested in Rock, Jazz or Pop music, these compendiums will provide many years worth of rewarding study and inspiration.