After hearing Justin discuss arpeggios some time ago (Triad Arpeggios | JustinGuitar.com), I realized that if I wanted to take my musicianship up a notch, this was the way to go. After about 20-25 frustrating hours, I finally made some inroads today. It’s just a start, but what potential- It’s changed everything!
Yeah mate, arpeggios, along with triads and CAGED, have been key in my development over the last 6-8 months. I practice/ use them every day. They’ve been central in really demystifying the guitar, and have opened up the whole fretboard as one continuous structure of intervals. Lots still to learn, but lots of fun too
And Shane…Me too,
Although I haven’t gone further than the E and A shape of this one and I have to do some serious work on ‘the arpeggiator’…but that’s more like work
Edit: For those interested, this next lesson started understanding arpeggios for me…
And the last lesson in this module is the Arpeggiator (use wisely and in moderation )
STARTING ARPEGGIOS IN THE BLUES
Spot on - you defined their ‘super-powers’ perfectly; demystifying and expansive. It feels like a secret door has magically revealed itself and opened a crack. I’ve started practicing them every day, and will until someday, I hope, I’ll be able to use them instinctively. Coupled with the other tools you mentioned, it’s ’ way cool’. Frankly, I’m overwhelmed by the possibilities.