The diminished arpeggio contains the following:

1 – b3 – b5

There is a minor 3rd interval between the 1 and b3. There is also a minor 3rd interval between the b3 and b5.

Let’s look at the five movable shapes for the diminished arpeggio.

5 Diminished CAGED Arpeggio Shapes Across the Fretboard

Diminished-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-3-Shape-1
Diminished-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-3-Shape-1
Diminished-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-5-Shape-2
Diminished-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-5-Shape-2
Diminished-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-8-Shape-3
Diminished-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-8-Shape-3
Diminished-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-9-Shape-4
Diminished-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-9-Shape-4
Diminished-Arpeggio-Frets-Key-G-Pos-12-Shape-5
Diminished-Arpeggio-Notes-Key-G-Pos-12-Shape-5

Visit the arpeggios page for links to individual keys!


Genaaron Diamente
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