Soundsphere Lesson 13 – Using Arpeggios In Solos

By Harry Houghton
By February 28, 2014 December 29th, 2021 Blogs, News, Soundsphere Guitar Lessons

This month we will be looking at using arpeggios in your solos, specifically over a IV, V, I cadence in E natural minor (Am BM Em).


We being with an Am9 arpeggio starting at the fourteenth fret of the D string using our third finger. We then pick the G and A notes at the twelfth and fourteenth frets of the G string using our third and first fingers, before playing the C and B notes at the thirteenth and twelfth frets of the B string using our second and first fingers.

We then move up to our Bm arpeggio by sliding via a grace note from the E to the F# notes at the fourteenth and sixteenth frets of the D string. This is followed by the B note at the fourteenth fret of the G string using our third finger, then the D at the fifteenth fret of the B string with our first finger. We finish this lick by hammering on and off from the F# to G and back to the F# at the fourteenth and fifteenth frets of the high E string with our first and second fingers before sliding up from the D to the E at the fifteenth and seventeenth frets of the B string and adding vibrato.

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