Diatonic Arpeggios

Each note of the major scale has a corresponding mode and arpeggio(chord). Try using them together in your playing. This example is in A minor. Starting with an A minor arpeggio we play back down in the A aeolian mode to G. We then play a Gmaj arpeggio and play back down with G mixolydian to F. Next is an Fmaj arpeggio playing down with F lydian ending with an E min arpeggio moving up the neck in 3 voicings ending with the highest E on the 24th fret.

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