Questions about arpeggios

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Ali Hamdani
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Questions about arpeggios

Post by Ali Hamdani » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:52 pm

I was learning some arpeggio patterns and I was thinking about how people usually approach them. So usually when I do arpeggios I put on finger on the fretboard for that specific note however usually when I see classical guitarist do arpeggios they are using the chord shapes and just plucking with the right hand. How should I approach arpeggios specifically in a jazz context.

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Re: Questions about arpeggios

Post by ronjazz » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:17 pm

both ways. the first will give you separation and staccato; the second will be overlapping and legato.
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Re: Questions about arpeggios

Post by Nick Cutroneo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:13 pm

Ali Hamdani wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:52 pm
How should I approach arpeggios specifically in a jazz context.
In a Jazz Context, 9 times out of 10, you are playing arpeggios in a "melodic" context. Thus no overlapping notes (IE - classical guitar chord type arpeggios). But rather arpeggios which are creating melodies. Now if you were comping and creating an accompaniment, you might want harmonic type arpeggios (IE chord voicings and using a RH pattern).
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