Arpeggios

Tim O'Brien

Arpeggios are great for building your fret board road map, learning to play in closed positions, stretching the hand and really giving the pinky a workout. This set of is one of the best I've found. They are not boring like other arpeggio exercises because they continuously change chords and actually start to sound musical when you build a little speed. Repeat each group twice then go on to the next.

  A                 D                  E        
||------------5----|---2--------------|---------4-7-4----|
|*--------4-7---7--|-5---5------------|-----2-7-------7--|
||----2-7----------|-------7-4--------|-2-6--------------|
||2-6--------------|-----------7-2-7--|------------------|


A                 D                 G
|-5-------------|||--------2-5-2----|-3----------------|
|---7-4---------*|*------5-------5--|---5-2------------|
|-------7-2-----|||--4-7------------|-------5----------|
|-----------6-2-|||7----------------|---------7-4-0-4--|


A                  D               G 
|-------------5----|-------------|||------------3----|
|---------4-7---7--|-5-----------*|*--------2-5---5--|
|-----2-7----------|---7-4-------|||------5----------|
|-2-6--------------|-------7-2-7-|||0-4-7------------|


C                  D                  G
|-----3------------|---------2-5-2----|-3-------------||
|-3-7---7-3--------|-------5-------5--|---5-2---------*|
|-----------5-2----|---4-7------------|-------5-------||
|---------------5--|-7----------------|---------7-4-0-||

        
  C                 F                  G
||----------3------|-1-5-1------------|-------------3----|
|*------3-7---7-3--|-------3----------|---------2-5---5--|
||--2-5------------|---------7-3------|-------5----------|
||5----------------|-------------5-2--|-0-4-7------------|


C                   F                 Bb
|-----3-----------|||------1----------|-----------1-6-1--|
|-3-7---7-3-------*|*----3---3--------|-------1-5--------|
|-----------5-2---|||3-7-------7-3----|-----3------------|
|---------------5-|||--------------5--|-3-7--------------|


C                  F                 Bb
|-----3------------|---------------|||----------1-6-1--|
|-3-7---7-3--------|---------3-----*|*------1-5--------|
|-----------5-2----|-----3-7---7-3-|||----3------------|
|---------------5--|-2-5-----------|||3-7--------------|


Eb                  F                 Bb
|---3--------------|-----------1-5-1--|-6-1-----------||
|-6---6-1----------|---------3--------|-----5-1-------*|
|---------5-1------|-----3-7----------|---------3-----||
|-------------3-0--|-2-5--------------|-----------7-3-||


  B                 E                  F#
||----------2-7-2--|-4----------------|-----------2-6-2--|
|*------2-6--------|---7-2------------|---------4--------|
||----4------------|-------6-2--------|-----4-8----------|
||4-8--------------|-----------4-1-4--|-3-6--------------|

  
B                 E                 A
|-7-2-----------|||--------4-7-4----|-5----------------|
|-----6-2-------*|*----2-7-------7--|---7-4------------|
|---------4-----|||2-6--------------|-------7-2--------|
|-----------8-4-|||-----------------|-----------6-2-6--|

  
B                  E 
|-----------2-7-2--|-4-------------||
|-------2-6--------|---7-2---------*|
|-----4------------|-------6-2---2-||
|-4-8--------------|-----------4---||