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Colorful Arpeggios

Here over a Dm7 groove/vamp the idea is to superimpose arpeggios borrowed from the D melodic minor scale to add color/tension in our phrasing. So we still have the ‘strong’ notes or chord tones to underline the chord and we also add a few colorful notes like C# & E.

Hope you enjoy & have fun,

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10 Useful Minor 7th Chord Voicings

Here’s a selection of 10 useful & beautiful minor 7th chord voicings. Some positions may be difficult because of large stretches, take you time!  You’ll recognize some substitutions, like the CMaj7 voicing for instance.

As always I recommend you to transpose in other keys – except the first voicing, because of the open strings !

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Eric Johnson Lick


In this lick Eric Johnson makes an extensive use of the EMaj6 arpeggio – The lick is in the key of E major or C# minor which is the relative minor –

In the second bar we can also notice a two octave EMaj6 followed by  EMaj6/9 arpeggio.

Eric plays the C# note/ 9th fret on the low E string in the 3rd bar with the thumb  : easier & faster !

For the gearheads : I use the Hermida Zendrive pedal into a Victory V40 amp plus a bit of delay & reverb !

Hope you enjoy & have fun,

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Scott Henderson Lick

The lick is played over a C dominant 7th chord and the interesting point here is the way Scott Henderson uses the Cm pentatonic scale & diminished arpeggios (C diminished arp / C half/whole tone scale).

Playing the Cdim arpeggio over C7 is an easy way to add tensions and to slightly go outside since we have Root / #9 / #4 / 6.

And the other interesting point is the string skipping pattern used to play this diminished arpeggio.

As always take the time to learn & analyse the lick, to transpose in other keys and/or elsewhere on the neck … until it becomes yours, until it becomes a part of your vocabulary : you are able to play it on the fly (even just a portion), reuse it by changing the rhythm, play something different before/after and so on !

Have fun,

More Scott Henderson Licks here !

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