Min7 Alternate Picking Patterns
- Written by Alfred Potter
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Last time I showed you how a Cmaj7 arpeggio could be arranged into useful picking patterns. Now, staying in the key of C major/A minor, we will be moving on to the Amin7 arpeggio. The notes and intervals contained in the following two picking shapes make up the arpeggio:
A, C, E & G.
R, m3, 5th & b7
A root, minor 3rd, 5th and flat 7 makes up a minor 7 chord/arpeggio.
Here's a bonus - because Dmin7 and Emin7 chords are both in the key of C major/A minor, you can play the exact same patterns for those arpeggios as well. This fact makes the arpeggio picking shapes extra useful.
Here is a descending run which I created by blending the Dmin7 and the Emin7 shapes together:
To hear these shapes in action (+ some bonus music theory) check out the video I made for this lesson:
Alfred Potter is a solo progressive metal lead guitarist. He has released two albums "Argonaut" and "Splendor of Sands" and sells a range of ebook PDF courses and instructional videos through his website www.AlfredPotter.com. He is endorsed by Kahler bridges and Hawk Picks.