Now we’ll expand the three-note chord shapes to three-note arpeggios, hitting all the roots, 3rd, and 5ths in the position.

Pattern 1 (C-form)

Pattern 2 (A-form)

Pattern 3 (G-form)

Pattern 4 (E-form)

Pattern 5 (D-form)

Play a D Arpeggio Five Ways

Play a D arpeggio five ways. Start with Pattern 1. Play the lowest root, ascend to the highest note in the fingering, descend to the lowest note in the fingering, ascend to the starting point. Repeat for the remaining patterns. Keep it musical and symmetrical – four bars per pattern.

  1. Watch the video
  2. Play along with the video
  3. Play along with the backing track