Jazz Guitar – Different Types of Arpeggios

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert guitarist Dan Leonard breaks down the different types of arpeggios on the jazz guitar.

    Dan Leonard

    Guitarist Dan Leonard has been a full time performer and teacher since 1987. He has taught hundreds of students jazz, blues and rock improvisation; from intermediates to working professionals. Over the years he has distilled his approach into the basis for his forthcoming instructional book “Organizing the fretboard for improvisation”. Dan began his career playing in regional rock bands. After studying classical guitar and composition in college he turned his focus to jazz, which is where it has stayed to this day. He is currently guitarist with Blind Pig recording artist Deanna Bogart as well as leader of The Dan Leonard Trio. His first solo recording “Time Alone” was released in 2000 with the follow-up, “The Middle Path” due out in the fall. His many performances include The Vaison Jazz Festival in France, The Monterey Blues Festival and The Clearwater Jazz Festival.

    Dan Leonard: Hi! I'm Dan Leonard and I'm going to be covering different types of arpeggios in this clip. We already covered the major seven arpeggio. So I'm going to move on to the dominant seventh arpeggio, which is just like the major seventh but it has a flatted seventh in it just like the dominant seventh chord. So, here is the fingering for that.

    There is also the minor seventh arpeggio which has a flatted third and a flatted seventh, and they have diminished arpeggio which has the flatted third or flatted fifth and a flatted seventh, and what you want to do is go to the five positions, based around the five chord forms and figure out fingerings of all of these arpeggios and I want to get them through repetition become familiar with all the fingerings on the fretboard for each type of chord.