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Best way to practice Arpeggio's

Discussion in 'Ask Adam Nitti' started by Stu Rose, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Hi Adam

    What to you feel is the best way to practice Arpeggio's for beginner/intermediate bass students for several purposes;

    Learning diatonic chords, learning the finger board, and ear training get the chords sounds in your head?

    Thanks in Advance
  2. adamnitti


    Nov 29, 2001
    learning the harmonization of the major scale (in triads and seventh chords) and the derived arpeggios is a great place to start. it is also very important to learn the inversions of each arpeggio, to help with learning the fingerboard better and also with not becoming too 'root-dependent' when initiating chord tone-led phrases. any arpeggio can also be used as an ear training exercise. it's important for a bass player to be able to recognize the quality of a chord from just hearing it. of course these are just preliminary suggestions, but for a beginner or intermediate player these are useful goals to pursue. hope it helps!
  3. Yes thanks

    Any particular exercises or book you can share that will have what you described?
  4. adamnitti


    Nov 29, 2001
    I have some pretty in-depth exercises and reference forms on my instructional site:



    You have to be a subscriber to access them, but in the meantime, here are some basic 7th chord arpeggio forms from the harmonization of the major scale:

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