Arpeggios Of 7th Chords

I took some guitar lessons from Andee Blacksugar for a good long while, and had some fun. One thing he taught me was this 2β€Šβ€”β€Š1β€Šβ€”β€Š2β€Šβ€”β€Š1β€Šβ€”β€Š2 pattern for 7th-chord arpeggios: root and 3rd on β‘€, 5th on β‘£, 7th and octave on β‘’, 3rd on β‘‘, and 5th and 7th on β‘ . I find it easier to play than other arpeggio patterns I’ve learned.

For fun, I decided to write out one of the warm-up exercises I wrote that uses this pattern. It just goes up the scale and back down again in scale degrees, but there are some amusing twists: the metric phasing, and the legato makes the picking seem weird (but it strictly follows the β€œdown on the beat, up on the up-beat” patternβ€Šβ€”β€Šit only seems weird).

I notated the fretting-hand fingerings I use; your mileage my vary. On the major 7th shape, for example, you can barre or roll your 2nd finger on β‘’ and β‘‘ instead of my perhaps-idiosyncratic fingering.