Want to know the musical concept a lot of people don’t understand how to integrate into their soloing?⁠


I think one of the reasons why is because a lot of guitar players don’t realise the many different ways arpeggios can be used.⁠

When lead guitarists inevitably stumble across Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen and become inspired to learn more about arpeggios – they generally learn them straight up and down.⁠

There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact – I don’t know how you would learn them any other way.⁠

The only thing is when the guitarist tries to use them in a solo – the only way they know how to play them is straight up and down.⁠

There are ways of playing arpeggios that make them sound less like traditional arpeggios and more like licks, there are ways of linking arpeggios together so they sound less predictable.⁠

There are so many ways of using arpeggios that they should never be dismissed as an option for any solo.

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