Announcement: releases “How to Use Arpeggios in Blues Licks - Blues Guitar Lesson on Arpeggios”

Share Article released a new video guitar lesson from instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this easy guitar lesson, now available on, Claude Johnson teaches a lesson on how to use arpeggios in blues licks.

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I want to continue on our series on using arpeggios with blues licks, instead of minor pentatonic I am going to shift to major pentatonic

“I want to continue on our series on using arpeggios with blues licks”, says Johnson, “instead of minor pentatonic I am going to shift to major pentatonic”. Claude demonstrates this concept in the key of A by demonstrating the major pentatonic scale, which he says is the same as F# (F sharp) minor pentatonic. Johnson continues by demonstrating an A major arpeggio as follows; 5th fret of the 2nd string with first finger to the 5th fret of the first string with fist finger to the 9th fret of the first string with 4th finger. Claude performs a variety of blues licks that combine the minor pentatonic scale with that arpeggio shape and continues by demonstrating the first and second inversions of the arpeggio to give you a variety of was to create licks. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy lead guitar lesson at

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.

A Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave and is very common and found all over the world.

Claude Johnson
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 and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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