Today I want to give you an exercise that is going to help you practice your scales, chords and arpeggios all in one exercise
(PRWEB) November 02, 2014
“Today I want to give you an exercise that is going to help you practice your scales, chords and arpeggios all in one exercise”, says Johnson, “the exercise works by you first play the chord, then the scale and then the arpeggio in the position”. Claude demonstrates this exercise in the key of C and plays the scale from the first degree and then the C7 chord and then the C7 arpeggio. Johnson continues by playing the corresponding scales, chords and arpeggios for each degree of the major scale. This exercise will take you through all of the chord voicings and arpeggios for each degree of the major scale and well as all seven of the positions of the major scale.
“You can get more great stuff like this in my course Jazz Made Simple which is available on my site”, says Johnson. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
An arpeggio is when the notes of a chord are played separately in a sequence. The word comes from the Italian word apeggiare which means “to play on a harp”.
The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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