Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson

Check out this Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman. Be sure to get the tabs so you can easily follow along with this free killer guitar lesson.

Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson

Introduction

Hey everybody how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson and today I want to show you an Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff that is based out of arpeggios in E minor and it is movable so you can transpose it into other keys just by simply moving it up or down the fretboard. So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs for this Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson and let’s get close up and take a look what we’ve got going on here.

The Arpeggios

All right, so this Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson is completely based on arpeggios and this is all just two string arpeggios. I did a lesson a while back that was on three string arpeggios, so it would have these shapes plus an additional note on the third string. Anyway in this lesson I went over the shapes and how to chain them together and how to play in a key, so if you haven’t already seen that it may help you understand how all this stuff works, it might be really beneficial to check that out because it’ll just make it a lot easier to follow along, so anyhow you can just click on that link right there and you can check that video out. Now lets get to the Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson.

Arpeggio Riff

All right, so the like I said for this Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson we’re in E minor, so the first shape that we’re doing is you’re going to put your first finger on the 15th fret of the high E and your fourth finger onto the 19th fret and we’re going to pick and do a pull-off and then go to the 17th fret of the b string with my middle finger. So I’m doing a down stroke, down pull-off and then an upstroke when I go to the B string. All right so we do that and now we’re going to do the same thing again, but we’re going to move the note on we’re using our pinky for from the 19th fret to the 20th fret and the rest of the notes stay the same, so we have 19 20, back to the 19 again and then the note on the high E, now the second note is going to go to the 17th fret. So we do that sequence twice. Now we’re going to move down to the next position. So this right here is E minor, so this shape is the one you’d pick up if you if you check out that other lesson, but it’s the note that’s on the B string is where our root is, so that’s E and this is the minor shape because we if this is our root note then you go skip a fret going down to the next string and that’s a minor third.

Now we’re going to move down to the next position. So now we’re going to do a D major. So our first finger is on the 14th fret on the high E and our pinky is on the 17th fret and we do the same thing. We’re going to pick, pull-off and then go to the 15th fret with a down stroke on the B string. So the first and then the second time this note on 17 moves to 19, so back to 17 again and 15 on the third time. So then we just simply move down a whole step and we’re going to do that exact same thing except one note is going to be different. So now we’re at the 12th fret, so this is C major, so we’re going to go 7 15 pull-off to 12 and then to 13 on the B string. So we’re 15, pull-off to 13 and then 17, pull-off to 12, to 13, back to 15 and then 14 pull-off to the 12, back to 13 again. So that one now from there we’re going to go down just a half step and so now it’s 14 11 12 and this one is just gonna be that, we’re gonna do it four times, then we just move back up one fret, so 15 12 to 13 and we just do that one twice and move to the next position. So we’re 14 and 17 and do that twice and then it just starts over again, so the whole Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff slowly and like I said it just starts over again.

So this is another one that you’re going to cover a little bit of ground on the fretboard, it’s not too terribly tough to play, it sounds cool and you could make a loop in E minor and then it’s going to sound really good playing over it because you’re just outlining the notes that are in the chord, plus you’re doing this other melody. So on that first shape, these are the notes that are in an E minor chord, but when we add these other notes we’re adding a note that’s not in the chord, but it’s in the key, it’s part of the scale, so we can have this high melody changing over the top of this while we keep the other notes the same. Our ears really like it when there’s something that’s familiar going on and then something that’s changing over the top of it.

Conclusion

All right, so I hope you enjoyed this Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson and you got something out of it. If you like the video be sure to give a thumbs up. Leave me a comment down below if there’s something you’d like to see covered in a future lesson by myself or one of the other instructors here at GuitarControl.com. Be sure to subscribe to the channel and hit that notification bell so you can get a notification right in your inbox when we’ve put up new content.

Anyway that is all I’ve got for you today. Thanks for watching Easy Melodic Two String Arpeggio Riff Lesson and have a great day.

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