Check out this killer free lesson and Learn How to Play This Cool Arpeggio Lick in A Major from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with this This Cool Arpeggio Lick in A Major lesson.
Hey everybody how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I want to take some of these arpeggio ideas that we’ve been doing for the last while and kind of put them together to give you some ideas of things that you can use this for in your own playing. So this particular thing that I’m showing is in A major and all of the arpeggio shapes are just A major just all being hooked together. So this could be kind of a way to end a song and if you have a song that ends on an A, then playing something like this over the top of it is going to sound really nice and this is movable, there aren’t any open strings in this so you can just adjust this and move it around. So we’ll go over the different shapes that we’re using here and then we’ll put it all together. So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look at this Cool Arpeggio Lick in A Major.
Arpeggio Lick in A Major
All right so like I said this is in the key of A major so all of these shapes we’re doing are A major arpeggios. So the very first one we’re going to do here, I’m going to start down here on the fifth fret of the low E; I’m going to pick that and then do a hammer-on to the nine with your fourth finger. So since this is A major, this is your root… and then this is your major third… and then from there we go to the seventh fret of the A string, which is an E, that’s your five. So what we’ve done is we’ve outlined the three notes that are making up this chord. So the five hammer-on to nine and then seven on the A string with your second finger… and then we’re going to take that finger and we’re just going to roll it up so we’re also going to pick up the seventh fret of the D string, which is an A; so we went one, three, five, one, three to the sixth fret of the G string with your first finger. Now here I’m just adding in an extra note; so this note is in key, its part of the A major scale, we’re just adding this in here and I’ll explain why this is just kind of a little extra thing to help tie this together… Next we go six on the G string, hammer-on to seven with your middle finger and slide to nine and then slide back down… and then pull-off back to six; so that’s our first arpeggio shape. Then from there we’re going to go into our second one. So we’re going to start by putting our third finger on the seventh fret of the D string, which is an A, and then from there we go to the sixth fret of the G string and then the fifth fret of the B string and then roll that finger up to the fifth fret of the high E. Then we’re going do a hammer-on to nine and then pull-off and descend back down to the G string… Okay so after we do the pull-off from nine back to five then we roll our finger back and we get five on the B string and then middle finger to the sixth fret of the G string and then we’re gonna go back up and do a hammer-on that to nine again. So far we have… Okay so after we come back up to the nine we’re going to shift to our next position. So we just scoot up our fourth finger to 12 and then drop our first finger to nine on the high E and now we’re gonna pick on the 12 and pull off to nine and then to ten on the B string with your middle finger to nine on the G string with your first finger and then back up… then from there we’re going to slide up to our next position. So now we go up with your first finger and stop at 12 and your fourth finger is going to go all the way up to the 17th fret. So now we’re going to pick and pull-off 17 to 12 and then we’re going to go to 14 on the B string with your middle finger and then roll that to 14 on the G string. Now we’re going to take your first finger to pick up 14 on the D string and then 16 on the A and then finally 17 on the low E… So the whole thing really slowly…
Transposing Into Another Key
So like I said this is Cool Arpeggio Lick in A Major movable. So since we’re starting here on the fifth fret and if we wanted to do this in a different key, let’s say in B, we just move it up a whole step to the 7th fret, so everything would just move up a whole step… Or we can move it down and start on G, then everything would just be a whole step lower, or whatever you want to do, you can move it around however you want and this is just one idea of things that you can do with this. We went over all of these shapes before and hopefully you’ve been practicing then and will be able to utilize them and put them to work in this Cool Arpeggio Lick in A Major
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