Check out this free lesson from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman on how to Get Killer Arpeggios – Canon In D Lesson. Be sure to click the link for the free tabs to go along with this lesson.
Hey everybody how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I want to show you another rendition of Canon In D. If you’ve followed my other lessons that I’ve done over the last few years I’ve done numerous renditions of different ways to play this chord progression with sweep picking. I just think it’s a great chord progression. It sounds really nice and it works out really well for this. So this will be different than the ones we’ve done before. These are different arpeggios. These arpeggio shapes are going to use all six strings so this is probably the most advanced version of this to date. So if you want to check out some of the other versions of this I’ve done I’ll leave a link for that right here. So be sure to click in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look at this.
Canon In D Arpeggios
All right so the very first one that we’re going to be looking at here is the chord progression; D major, A major, B minor, F#m, G major, D major, G major and A major. So the very first one that we’re going to look at is for the D major; so we’re going to go up here to the 10th fret of our low E. We’re gonna pick that and do a hammer-on to the 14th fret and then to the A string to the 12th fret with your third finger and then we’re going to roll that up to the 12th fret of the D string and then with your middle finger 11th fret of the G string, first finger 10th fret of the B and then roll that up to the high 10th fret of the high E… then we’re gonna do a hammer on with our fourth finger to the 14th fret. All right so that’s our D major arpeggio, so we ascend that then we shift down so now your first finger will be on the ninth fret of the high E and your fourth finger will be on the
12th fret and we’re going to do A major. So we’re going to pick the 12 and do a pull off to 9 and then to the 10th fret of the B string with your second finger, 9th fret of the G with your first finger, 11th fret of the D with your third finger, 12th fret of the A with your fourth finger, 12th fret of the low E with your fourth finger to nine with your first finger… All right so D major, A major and then the next one is B minor. So after we do… then we’re gonna come down a whole step to the seventh fret of the low E, pick hammer to 10 and then to the 9 on the A and then roll that finger up to 9 on the D to the 7 on the G and roll that up to seven on the B and then roll that up to seven on the high E and then hammer to ten. So now we’re gonna go to our next one which F#m; so now our fourth finger will come down one fret to nine and our first finger is going to come all the way down to five, so this is probably the most awkward arpeggio of this sequence. So now here we’re gonna pick nine pull- off to five, to seven on the B string to six on the G string, seven on the D string, nine on the A string, ten on the low E to five. So D major, A major, B minor, F#m and then G major. So after we do this F#m and we slide down a whole step to the third fret, G and now we’re gonna ascend a major shape; so three hammer to seven to five on the A string to the D string fifth fret to the fourth fret of the G string and then your first finger is going to pick up the third fret of the B and roll it up to the third fret of the high E and then hammer to seven… Now we’re going to shift down so our first finger is on the second fret of the high E and our fourth finger is on the fifth fret of the high E and we’re going to descend major here, which is five pull to two to the third fret of the B, second fret of the G, fourth fret of the D, fifth fret of the A and roll that finger up to the fifth fret of the low E and pull off to the second fret then we slide up a half step and ascend that same G we did before and then we’re going to shift up here so our first finger is on the fifth fret of the high E and our fourth finger is on the ninth fret and we’re gonna do that major shape again; so pull nine to five to the fifth fret of the B string to the sixth fret of the G string to the seventh fret of the D and roll that finger up to the seventh fret of the E. Then your fourth finger will come to nine and your first finger up to five and do a pull-off… and that’s the whole sequence.
Sweep Picking Technique
Okay so I don’t want to go over this too much because I’ve already done this in all of the videos I’ve done on this technique. But what we’re doing for sweep picking basically in a nutshell we start on this first one we’re down as soon as I do a down stroke I let the pick come to a rest on the A string and I do that hammer-on I pick a each time I go up I’m letting the pick come to a rest because ultimately you want is one long continuous down stroke and one long continuous upstroke, but check out that other video that I recommended because it goes over the technique in more detail.
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