Guitar Nine Focus: Arpeggios

While a chord is defined as a group of notes that are played together at the same time, an arpeggio, or a "broken chord," means a chord in which the notes are sounded individually, one after another.

Here are some great columns to help you master this essential technique.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

These ideas will really add some spice to your playing.

John Baboian
John Baboian

How to avoid "wrong notes" on your way to creating interesting, improvised lines.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Use the entire neck of your axe with these three octave ideas.

Paul Kleff
Paul Kleff

Paul Kleff shows you how to create interesting phrases using basic arpeggio shapes.

Jean-Pierre Zammit
Jean-Pierre Zammit

Very cool and unique runs that can add that missing edge in your soloing.

Jean-Pierre Zammit
Jean-Pierre Zammit

Adapting legato technique to the ubiquitous arpeggio.

Jean-Pierre Zammit
Jean-Pierre Zammit

The alternate picking of arpeggios can be a very tough technique to master - here`s a unique way to approach the problem.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

Here is a great way of acquiring some useful improvisational tools, improving your technique, and more.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

Guy`s great way of acquiring some useful improvisational tools, improving your techniques, sharpening your position shifting, and discovering new chord shapes.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen

Scott Allen begins his tour of arpeggio-land with beautiful seventh chord arpeggios.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

In this installment of CAGED Arpeggios, Guy puts individual shapes to work in replicating chord progressions.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen

Scott Allen continues his tour of arpeggio-land with beautiful ninth chord arpeggios.

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