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82 Hertz: Major seventh arpeggio patterns

Minor seventh arpeggio

Here are some of the standard fingering patterns for playing minor seventh chord arpeggio. As usual, the root note is emphasized. The patterns are not named because they generally span more than one type of chord pattern.

Some of the patterns are very awkward. You'll also see some overlap in the patterns, which is more typical on these patterns where is a large stretch to reach the next note.

The same chords and patterns are shown in both a vertical and a horizontal display because some people have trouble with one form or the other.

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Starting on the chord's root

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Starting on the chord's third

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Starting on the chord's fifth

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Starting on the chord's seventh

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Using the patterns

The notes in these patterns aren't a subset of anything except the major scale. How do you learn something like this pattern? Compare it to the other arpeggios; compare it to chord patterns, and look for visual patterns in the shapes. For instance, there are patterns where two adjacent strings have the same frets used, and patterns where the notes are all grouped together. Use those along with knowing where an octave up or down is located and you'll start piecing all of the patterns together.

Once you understand how to build the 1-3-5-7 of the chord and learn a few of the patterns, you'll see how they interconnect. One example is the third pattern that starts on the chord's 5 note. It covers part of the both the patterns before and after it. You can always move to another pattern when it's convenient or to reach a starting point for a different pattern, such as a minor pentatonic.