Arpeggio Practice

Using the select menus below, select either a major, minor or harmonic minor key.

The buttons below the neck graphic are labeled with the chords in your selected key. Choosing from these buttons will display the notes of the corresponding chord on the guitar neck graphic.

The buttons located above the neck graphic labeled, basic chords, 7th chords and 9th chords, are used to select 3-note (basic), 4-note(7th) or 5-note(9th) chords.

To use the practice tracks, scroll down to the area just below the guitar neck graphic to pick an audio track to play along with for practicing. Currently these are all in jazz-related styles but more are coming soon. Also, watch this video to see how to use this tool to roll your own riffs.

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Practice Audio

Click on a tab below (Major, Minor or Dominant7) to reveal practice tracks in each key for a specific chord type. Experiment by finding repeating patterns in whatever arpeggio you have pulled up in the arpeggio practice tool above. Also, if you'd like to play along with various chord progressions in other styles, check out the chord progressions page.

Jazz 4/4 Swing Tempo 140

Set the arpeggio practice tool to any major key.

Or if you want to learn how to solo like a pro...

To see the scales automatically chosen for you in more extensive chord progressions in every key, check out the new looping chord progression tracks on the progressions page!

Amaj7

A#maj7 or Bbmaj7

Bmaj7

Cmaj7

C#maj7 or Dbmaj7

Dmaj7

D#maj7 or Ebmaj7

Emaj7

Fmaj7

F#maj7 or Gbmaj7

Gmaj7

G#maj7 or Abmaj7

Jazz 4/4 Latin Tempo 140

Set the arpeggio practice tool to any minor key.

You can play along with the separate audio players below or, if you want to select a looping area, you can click the VIEW FULL VERSION link in the SoundSlice player below which will open access to all keys in a new browser window. The player embedded below is the Cm chord.

Am7

A#m7 or Bbm7

Bm7

Cm7

C#m7 or Dbm7

Dm7

D#m7 or Ebm7

Em7

Fm7

F#m7 or Gbm7

Gm7

G#m7 or Abm7

Dominant 7th Jazz 4/4 Swing Tempo 140

In case you're wondering what is meant by a 7alt chord, it's just a way of saying a dominant7 chord (the chord built on the 5th note of a major scale) with a raised or lowered 5th or 9th or any combination of the 2. So, for instance, if the chord chart of a song calls for an A7alt, you could play any of these chords: A7#5, A7b5, A7#5#9, A7#5b9, etc.

You can play along with the separate audio players below or, if you want to select a looping area, you can click the VIEW FULL VERSION link in the SoundSlice player below which will open access to all keys in a new browser window. The player embedded below is the G7alt to Cmaj7 progression.

PLEASE NOTE!

The 2 chords used in each of the audio practice tracks are listed below each audio player. The first chord (the V7 chord) is built on the 5th note of a major scale.

    A7alt to Dmaj7

    Bb7alt to Ebmaj7

    B7alt to Emaj7

    C7alt to Fmaj7

    Db7alt to Gbmaj7

    D7alt to Gmaj7

    Eb7alt to Abmaj7

    E7alt to Amaj7

    F7alt to Bbmaj7

    Gb7alt to Cbmaj7

    G7alt to Cmaj7

    Ab7alt to Dbmaj7

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