Hey everyone, sorry for the long layoff, I got busy doing some other things.
This time we are looking at 3 octave arpeggios (Bmaj7, Bm7, and Bm7b5) that will help us traverse 3 positions on the guitar. These are great for shredding as they can be played with speed using hammer ons and pull offs.
Click this link for the tabulature (video is at bottom of page): 3 Guitar Arpeggios You Need To Learn Now!
Learn each arpeggio up and down with alternate picking, then try playing them legato (hammer ons and pull offs), and then try the licks that I wrote.
As for where to use these arpeggios, you can use them over chords of the same name as the arpeggio but if you want maximum mileage out of these patterns, you need to learn how to substitute these arpeggios over chords other than the arpeggio names.
For the major 7, we can play that over top of a minor chord but starting 3 frets (a minor 3rd) higher than the root of the minor chord. For example if I wanted to play over a D minor chord, I would play the F major 7 arpeggio which is 3 frets above the Dm root.
For the minor 7 chord, we can substitute it over a major chord but starting 3 frets (a minor 3rd) lower than the root of the major chord. For example, if I wanted to play over a D major chord, I would play the Bm7 arpeggio which is 3 frets below the D major root.
For the minor7b5 chord, we can substitute that one over a dominant 7 chord but starting 4 frets (a major 3rd) above the root of the dominant 7 chord so for example, if I wanted to play over a D7 chord, I would play an F#m7b5 arpeggion which is 4 frets above the root D of the dominant 7 chord.
Keep in mind that for all the arpeggios in the tab, the root is the 2nd note in each pattern. We are starting from the 7th degree of each arpeggio only for the sake of keeping the arpeggios symmetrical in all 3 octaves.
Try making some of your own licks up using these patterns and most importantly, have fun with this stuff.