II-V jazz guitar lick | minor seventh arpeggio | Jazz guitar lesson with tab.

Here is an easy short jazz guitar lick to play over a II-V sequence (Dm7 | G7).

This lesson is about a jazz line containing a descending D minor 7th arpeggio starting on the second note of the triplet (A) which is the fifth of this arpeggio with a chromatic line (four notes) on beats 1 & 2.

Remember that the D minor 7th arpeggio is made up of only 4 notes :

  • Root (D)
  • minor third (b3) (F)
  • Perfect fifth (5) (A)
  • minor seventh (b7 (C)

This is a Dm7 chord whose notes are played one at a time.

Be sure to play this jazz line in different keys and make it evolve by changing rhythm and notes, by adding fret-hand techniques. The aim of theses lessons is to teach the basics to help you improvise. Learn this line, play it a lot, and forget it. Over time, it will naturally appear in your playing. Do not become a "lick player".

D minor 7th arpeggio | II-V sequence

Minor 7th arpeggio lick 2


Dm7 arpeggio | Patterns and fingerings

Here are the patterns corresponding to this lesson.

In these diagrams we can see that there is :

  • 3 roots "R" on the sixth, the fourth and the first string.
  • 3 minor thirds (b3) on the sixth, third and first string.
  • 2 perfect fifths on the fifth and the second string.
  • 2 minor sevenths (b7) on the fourth and the second string.

You will find more minor 7th guitar arpeggios patterns in this lesson.

Minor 7th guitar arpeggio pattern 1

Minor 7th guitar arpeggio pattern 1 fingering

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