The Minor 7 b5 arpeggio contains the following:
1 – b3 – b5 – b7
The minor 7 b5 arpeggio and chord can also be referred to as the half diminished arpeggio or chord. It has a dissonant, dark sound and can be used effectively with certain minor scales, such as the phrygian mode and locrian mode.
As with all scales and arpeggios, we want to learn 5 movable shapes up and down the fretboard for the minor 7b5 arpeggio. Let’s look at the 5 CAGED shapes, using Cm7b5 as the example arpeggio: