Major Seventh Arpeggios | Guitar Diagrams, Theory and Licks
How Are Built Major seventh arpeggios?
Major 7 arpeggio are made of root (1), major third (3), perfect fifth (5) and major seventh (7). These four tones are from the major scale as shown in the chart below. Major 7 arpeggios are basically used over Major 7 chords.
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Major Seventh Guitar Arpeggio Shapes
How To Play Major 7 Arpeggios On Guitar
Here are two main shapes to play major 7 arpeggios on guitar. The first diagram have roots on the sixth, fourth and first string. The second have roots on the fifth, third and first string. Be sure to play these shapes in twelve keys.
CM7 Arpeggio Guitar Licks
Here is an easy jazz guitar line using a CM7 arpeggio over CM7.
Guitar arpeggios | II-V-I sequence
We can see in this basic II-V-I jazz line how to make connections between different types of arpeggios.
- Ascending D minor 7th arpeggio (two octaves) over the Dm7 chord.
- Descending G dominant 7th arpeggio starting on the major third (B) over G7.
- Ascending C major 7th arpeggio (two octaves) over the CM7 chord.
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Last edited: 02/18/2019