How to Play a Sweet Melodic Arpeggio Riff on Guitar (How to Get Creative Using Arpeggios)

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In this Guitar Control lesson video instructor Darren, will show you how to play “Melodic Arpeggio Riff”. In this video lesson, I want to show you little melody thing that comes up with incorporates using arpeggios and some triad shapes and stuff that we have done in previous lessons. The reason behind why I am doing this is to teach and give some private lessons in connection with arpeggios.

I know everybody will immediately like these fast shredder type things. I wanted to show you this, because it is the proper way of adding a really nice melody line into chord progression, incorporating using arpeggios and some sweep picking,

Check the image above to follow the chords and tabs.

We start by going to do the arpeggio that’s consists of your down stroke. Play your low e hammer on the fifth fret, and then hammer on to the ninth fret, and go to a string at the seventh fret with your middle finger, which is also a down stroke to the seventh fret of the d string with your middle finger. Also, roll it down and go to the g string sixth fret with your first finger, and going to pick that as a down stroke, and hammer on the seventh fret, and then slide to the ninth fret, and slide back down to seven, and pull off to a six.

One of the trickier parts is getting the sounds clear, and keeping that finger on the g string at the sixth fret, and going to the seventh fret of the d string of your second finger, and keeping that finger on. We’re building a chord to the ninth fret of the a string, ending up on the ninth fret on the a string with your fourth finger, and your first and second finger is still down. Your second finger on the seventh fret of the d string, first finger on the sixth fret of the g string. Now we’re going to pick and let these rings go to five, four, three, two, three, four. Now you’re going to re switch these two fingers, your second finger will come to the a string fifth fret, seventh fret and your fourth finger will go to the d string ninth fret and do the same picking.

From there, we come up to a major bar chord, barring all the way across at the fifth fret with my first finger, second finger on the sixth fret of the g string, third finger on the seventh fret of the a string, and fourth finger on the seventh fret of the d string, then pick the sixth string and then strum the whole chord. Release the pressure and do an upstroke to sound like a percussive sound and do another down stroketo the whole thing.

Slowly, do the whole sequence twice and then on the third time starts the same by going to d major 7, coming back to the fifth fret and barring across the first five strings with my first finger, the second finger on the sixth fret of the g string, and the third finger on the seventh fret of the d string, and fourth finger on the seventh fret of the b string, and then it starts over again.

I hope you enjoyed and learned something out of it. I’ll give you some ideas of how you can incorporate arpeggios and stuff, besides shred type, making things really sound nice, and thus the melody on top of these chords. If you like this video and you’ve got something out of it, give me a thumbs up, be sure to subscribe to our You Tube Channel, so you can get future lessons and stuff from me and to other instructors of Guitar Control. Leave a comment below. Thanks for watching our video.

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