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Scales and Arpeggios

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Lowend4s, May 10, 2002.

  1. Lowend4s


    Jan 2, 2001
    Let me get this straight......

    If I have a C Major scale, I can play any of te notes in that scale while a C major guitar chord is being played to make up a bassline?

    And what is an arpeggio? And how do I use it?
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
  3. chrisbs


    Jan 12, 2002
  4. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Or to be more exact its the notes of a chord broken up (played individually)
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    C major scale:

    C D E F G A B C

    C major arpeggio (chord scale):

    C E G B D F A C

    jazz tunes tend to emphasize the root, 3rd and 7th.

    rock and funk, the root, 5th, 6th and octave.

    rock and blues, root, flat 3rd, 5th, flat 7th and octave.

    of course, these are MAJOR generalities. overlap occurs in all styles.

    i could go deeper, but good for now, i'd say.


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