Minor Arpeggios On The Guitar

Minor arpeggios are an important part of every guitarists arsenal. If you could only ever master two arpeggios, you would most likely master major arpeggios and minor arpeggios.

If you’re not sure what arpeggios are and why they are important, read the following post, why are arpeggios important?

The minor arpeggio contains the root note, flat 3rd and 5th:

1 – b3 – 5

Just like any scale or arpeggio, we want to be able to play the minor arpeggio in five movable positions and then master the individual keys.

As an example, let’s look at the 5 positions along the fretboard for the C minor arpeggio.

We are using the key of C as an example, but these shapes can be moved to produce minor arpeggios in different keys.

 

 

MinArpeggioFrets_KeyC_3rdPosition

MinArpeggioNotes_KeyC_3rdPosition

 

MinArpeggioFrets_KeyC_5thPosition

MinArpeggioNotes_KeyC_5thPosition

 

MinArpeggioFrets_KeyC_8thPosition

MinArpeggioNotes_KeyC_8thPosition

 

 

MinArpeggioFrets_KeyC_10thPosition

MinArpeggioNotes_KeyC_10thPosition

 

MinArpeggioFrets_KeyC_11thPosition

MinArpeggioNotes_KeyC_11thPosition

Minor arpeggios are a great tool to use with minor scales, such as the Dorian mode and Aeolian mode.

Further Reading:

Major Arpeggios

Why Are Arpeggios Important?


 

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