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Minor Shapes

Now lets take a look at the minor shapes. A C minor chord is C, Eb, and G. Just take all of the major shapes and lower the E to an Eb.

 

 

 

 

 

minor arpeggio
minor arpeggio

You can see that the Eb didn't make this shape any more comfortable. Don't bother with it.

minor arpeggio

All of the previous major and minor shapes could be played on the 3rd and 4th strings, 4th and 5th strings and even the 5th and 6th strings.

 

Shapes on the 2nd and 3rd strings

Because of the way the guitar is tuned. The shapes are different on the 2nd and 3rd strings. Without going through all of the possibilities I will tell you that there is only one comfortable fingering in the bunch. The major shape below. If you have any doubts, figure out all of the other shapes.

major arpeggio

Here are all of the useful major and minor shapes together.

In order to be able to use them in your solos, you need to know which of the notes in the shape is the root (the letter name of the chord or arpeggio).

Page 1, Major arpeggio shapes

Page 3, How to use "The Sultan's Triads"

 

 

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