Mike Campese: chord tone fluency

Mike Campese:
In this lesson I will be showing you a great way to learn your arpeggios and triads all over the neck. This exercise will not only help you master chords and arpeggios, but it will also help you develop melodic solos. The key is to memorize formulas and the notes for each arpeggio, scale and chord. This lesson we will be focusing on 3 note triad type arpeggios and we will start with a few of the common types like major, minor and diminished. This method works with any chord type, so be sure to experiment.

Example 1. Let's begin with a F major triad, which is just (F, A, C) and the formula is just 1, 3, 5. This exercise starts at the 1st position and moves through all the chord tones, which are just F, A, C. You will notice the pattern is a 3 note sequence; up 3 notes, down 1 note, up 3, etc. Practicing this will help you master your triad inversions, create arpeggio shapes across the neck and help you gain chord tone fluency. I'm using alternate picking throughout, but you could also try playing these using sweep picking.
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