Hello, I am currently working on playing 2-octave scales up the neck, as my teacher says this will definately help in making smooth basslines and broaden my knowledge of the fretboard. Anyway, I am also trying to learn the same thing with arpeggios: major, major 7th, and 7th chords specifically. For some reason I am having trouble with them. My teacher says to start with the lowest note all the way to the highest (say its an C major chord the lowest would be open E). I can't seem to go about this smoothly. I've been playing, for example, the Fmajor7th chord: open E, F, A (5th fret on E), C, E (7th fret on A), and then switching from my 4th finger on E to my first finger on F right next to it (8th fret on A), and then continuing on up the neck till I get as far as I can go. My teacher says to keep ascending and not to go backwards to a note (like after I played that E on the 7th fret of A not to go backwards and play F on the 3rd fret of D). Am I doing this correct? But since it's an arpeggio, I just play up as far as I can then go down, that would make the arpeggio? Um, hope I made this clear enough. Heh, it is hard to explain some things without showing. Thanks! Stephanie PS: Hope this hasn't been explained before. I thought there was an arpeggio-related thread sometime ago, but I can't seem to find it.