Augmented 7 Arpeggios on the Guitar

The Augmented 7 Arpeggio contains the following:

1 – 3 – #5 – b7

This arpeggio (and chord) is a type of dominant 7 chord, because it contains the natural 3rd and the flat 7th. The thing that gives it its unique sound is the sharp 5.

As with all scales and arpeggios, we want to learn 5 movable shapes up and down the fretboard for the minor major 7 arpeggio. Let’s look at the 5 shapes, using G Augmented 7 as the example arpeggio:

5 Minor Major 7 Arpeggio Shapes Across the Fretboard

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-2-Shape-1

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-5-Shape-2

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-5-Shape-2

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-5-Shape-2

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-7-Shape-3

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-7-Shape-3

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-9-Shape-4

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-9-Shape-4

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-12-Shape-5

 

Augmented7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-12-Shape-5

 

Further Reading:

Why are arpeggios important?
Arpeggios page


 

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