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Creative Bass Lines: Increasing Fingerboard Knowledge – Part 2: Arpeggios, Major 7ths & Beyond!

We have not one, but two lessons for you this month!

In this lesson, I’ll talk you through major 7th, then 9th, ♯11th and 13th arpeggios, which follows part one (“Triad Visualization”).

I am a firm believer in learning these concepts in multiple ways/fingerings – it all goes to increase our overall knowledge of the fingerboard, and that’s a good thing!

Follow along with the video below. It’s a concept all my students have found super useful over the years and have fun with this.

Be on the look out for the next lesson, where we will look at the equivalent minor arpeggios all the way up to the 13th…

Rufus Philpot is a performer and educator living in Los Angeles who has performed and or recorded with everyone from Scott Henderson, Allan Holdsworth, Virgil Donati and Tony MacAlpine to Randy Brecker, Tom Scott, Gary Novak and Marvin "Smitty" Smith. For more, check out his website.

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