Minor Major 7 Arpeggios on the Guitar

The Minor Major 7 Arpeggio contains the following:

1 – b3 – 5 – 7

This arpeggio (and chord) is noticeable in sound because of the fact that it contains a flat 3rd (making it a minor chord/arpeggio) but also contains a natural 7 (as opposed to a flat 7).

This gives the arpeggio a slightly more dissonant sound which can be used to create tension and interest.

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 C minor major 7 as the example arpeggio:

5 Minor Major 7 Arpeggio Shapes Across the Fretboard

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-C-Pos-3-Shape-4

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-C-Pos-3-Shape-4

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-C-Pos-5-Shape-5

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-C-Pos-5-Shape-5

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-C-Pos-8-Shape-1

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-C-Pos-8-Shape-1

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-C-Pos-10-Shape-2

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-C-Pos-10-Shape-2

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-C-Pos-11-Shape-3

MinorMajor7-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-C-Pos-11-Shape-3

 

Further Reading:

Why are arpeggios important?
Arpeggios page


 

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