The A Diminished Arpeggio (also referred to as A Dim) contains the following notes:

A – C – Eb

It is essentially an A minor chord, with a flat 5.

Open Position

Here’s how to play the A diminished arpeggio in the open position.

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A Diminished Arpeggio CAGED Positions

Here are the 5 CAGED positions for the A diminished arpeggio on the guitar (notes and tabs).

3rd Position (lowest fret is 3):

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Diminished-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-A-Pos-2-Shape-5

5th Position (lowest fret is 5):

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Diminished-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-A-Pos-5-Shape-1

7th Position (lowest fret is 7):

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Diminished-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-A-Pos-7-Shape-2

10th Position (lowest fret is 10):

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11th Position (lowest fret is 11):

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Further Reading:

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