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.
- 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:
- 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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