The ‘C Major arpeggio’ is built from the 1 (root), 3 and 5 of the C Major scale. It contains the following notes:

C – E – G

The C Major arpeggio is a C Major chord, with the notes played individually, one at a time. You can read about how arpeggios work, and access a library of arpeggios by following the links.

Let’s look at the open position for the C Major arpeggio and the 5 positions along the fretboard.

C Major Arpeggio in the Open Position

C Major Arpeggio Open Position Frets
C Major Arpeggio Open Position Notes

C Major Arpeggio CAGED Positions

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

C Major Arpeggio in the 2nd Position (lowest fret is 2)

C Major Arpeggio 2nd Position Frets
C Major Arpeggio 2nd Position Notes

C Major Arpeggio in the 5th Position (lowest fret is 5)

C Major Arpeggio 5th Position Frets
C Major Arpeggio 5th Position Notes

C Major Arpeggio in the 7th Position (lowest fret is 7)

C Major Arpeggio 7th Position Frets
C Major Arpeggio 7th Position Notes

C Major Arpeggio in the 8th Position (lowest fret is 8)

C Major Arpeggio 8th Position Frets
C Major Arpeggio 8th Position Notes

C Major Arpeggio in the 12th Position (lowest fret is 12)

C Major Arpeggio 12th Position Frets
C Major Arpeggio 12th Position Notes

That covers the CAGED positions for the C Major arpeggio. Click on the following links to read more about arpeggios and related materials.

Further Reading

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