Using Arpeggios to Develop Good Lines
(06 Oct 02)
When I was much younger and first starting to realize the difficulties in being able to play over chord progressions, I discovered arpeggios can give a good sense of the linear sound of a harmonic progression.
Use the following examples to try this concept and then expand it with your own ideas.
Transpose to all keys (major & minor).
Note: It is important to voice-lead from chord to chord; don't always go to the root first.
passing tones - chromatic approach
All The Things You Are
© 1996 by Open Position / Volume 10 ,No.1. Used by permission with special thanks to Charlie Chapman, Associate Professor of Guitar, Berklee College of Music