You should always try to learn new melodies that you can use in your solos. And in Jazz, Arpeggios are a great place to start.
In this video I will go over 6 different types of 3-Note Arpeggios which are really useful because they are 3 notes, so they are easy to study and also very easy to use in solos giving you a lot of material that you can use when improvising over a song.
An Arpeggio is a Melody and a Great Building Block
What a lot of people miss is that an arpeggio is really just a short melody. We think about what the notes are and what alterations and extensions it is over the chord, but you often forget to listen to it and just realize that knowing this arpeggio is really knowing a very strong melody that you can use in your solos.
If you play jazz and especially more modern jazz then knowing these structures is really something you need as a part of your vocabulary and you will find it everywhere in the playing of people like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg and Lage Lund.
The way I made this video is that I played a short solo on minor blues that I will take apart and talk about all the different arpeggios, give you some exercises and ideas on how to use it.
0:00 Intro – Arpeggios are Melodies!
0:52 The Minor Blues Example
1:42 Phrase #1 The Essential Triads
2:25 A few thoughs on Triads and Finding Triads for a chord
2:50 Practicing Triads and Inversions
3:26 Phrase #2 Quartal Arpeggios and Altered Dominants
5:11 How To Practice Quartal Arpeggios
5:51 Phrase #3 Shell-Voicings
6:43 Break up the groove with 4-note groupings
7:24 Exercise for Shell-voicings
7:42 Phrase #4 Quintal Arpeggios and Sus4 Triads
8:17 Sus4 Triads
8:37 Quinatal Arpeggios Exercise / Message in a Bottle
9:04 Sus4 Triads on a 2-string set
9:40 The Two “Weird” Sus4 Triads (That Joe Henderson Knew)
10:25 Phrase #5 – Spread Triads
11:05 What are Spread Triads or Open-Voiced Triads
12:09 Technical exercises with Spread Triads
12:51 Phrase #6 – The Major b5 Triad (That you didn’t know you knew)
14:37 Move the b5 triads through the scale (as a 1 3 4 structure)
14:55 Thoughts on moving Interval Structures Through a Scale
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