Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 3)

Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 3)

This is a continuation from last week’s blogs:
In Position m7 Arpeggio soloing Am root, Dm 5th & Em b3rd.
In Position m7 Arpeggio soloing Am b3rd, Dm b7th & Em 5th.

We’ll cover the remaining 2 positions in today’s blog.

  1. Starting from Am 2nd Inversion.

    Am from the 5th (E note)
    Dm from the root (D note)
    Em from the b7th (D note)

    Solo with these 3 fingerings over:

    ||: Am7 | Dm7 | Em7 | Am7 :||

    Once you get the hang of this, move on to soloing with these m7 arpeggios over the 12-bar blues in Am.

    ||: Am7 | Dm7 | Am7 | Am7 |
    Dm7 | Dm7 | Am7 | Am7 |
    Em7 | Dm7 | Am7 | Em7 :||

    We only have 1 more position to cover!
    Do the same with the following fingerings:

  2. Starting from Am 3rd Inversion.

    Am from the b7th (G note)
    Dm from the b3rd (F note)
    Em from the root (E note)

This concludes all the in-position I IV V m7 arpeggio soloing in Am.
However: it doesn’t end here of course. As you know: there are 11 more keys to practice. 🙂
I would suggest practicing all this in all 12 keys up circle of 4ths.

Don’t get discouraged by what might seem like a vast amount of work.

With what we covered above and in past 2 blogs, there are only 4 positions for every 3-chord (Am7, Dm7 and Em7) grouping.

In other words: There are 4 arpeggio fingerings for the Am7 chord. Each of these Am7 fingerings has a closest Dm7 and a closest Em7 fingering. (as outlined above and in past 2 blogs).
That gives you 4 groupings of 3 fingerings (the closest Am7, Dm7 and Em7 fingering)

If you just solo 3 min per grouping, that is just 12 minutes of practice.

If you do 2 keys a day: that is 24 minutes of practice.
In less than a week, only practicing 24 minutes a day, you’d finish all 12 minor keys.

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Have fun! 🙂


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