Major 7 Arpeggios On The Guitar

The Major 7 arpeggio is an important arpeggio on the guitar. It contains the 1 – 3 – 5 – 7 of the Major scale.

It can also be thought of as the Major triad arpeggio with an added 7.

As with an arpeggio or scale, we want to master 5 movable shapes along the fretboard. Let’s look at the 5 movable shapes of the Major 7 arpeggio, using Cmaj7 as the example key:

 

Major 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 1

Major 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 1

 

Major 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 2

Major 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 2

 

Major 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 3

Major 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 3

 

Major 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 4

Major 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 4

 

Major 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 5

Major 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 5

The major 7 arpeggio is a great musical tool when used with scales such as the major scale and lydian scale.

Links to individual keys will be listed here soon. For now, practice the major arpeggio in the positions demonstrated and try moving them around.

Further Reading:

Why Are Arpeggios Important?


 

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