The E Diminished Arpeggio contains the following notes:

E – G – Bb

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

Open Position

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

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E Diminished Arpeggio CAGED Positions

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

2nd Position (lowest fret is 2):

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5th Position (lowest fret is 5):

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6th Position (lowest fret is 6):

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9th Position (lowest fret is 9):

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12th Position (lowest fret is 12):

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Further Reading:

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