The minor 7 arpeggio contains the following:

1 – b3 – 5 – b7

It can be thought of as a minor arpeggio, with an added b7. It is a very important tool for any guitarist because it can be used very effectively with a range of minor scales, such as the dorian scale, aeolian scale and minor pentatonic scale.

As with any arpeggio or scale, we want to master 5 movable shapes. Let’s look at the 5 movable minor 7 arpeggio shapes, using Cmin7 as the example arpeggio:

 

Minor 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 1

Minor 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 1

 

Minor 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 2

Minor 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 2

 

Minor 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 3

Minor 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 3

 

Minor 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 4

Minor 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 4

 

Minor 7 Arpeggio Frets Position 5

Minor 7 Arpeggio Notes Position 5

Links to individual keys will be posted here soon. For now, have a go at memorizing the shapes and changing keys.

Further Reading:

Why are arpeggios important?

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Genaaron Diamente
Genaaron Diamente

I play guitar. I teach guitar. I like making music. I'm trying to build this site up to be a valuable resource for guitar students and teachers.

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