Double Arpeggios, Part 2

Hello. This second column in the Double Arpeggios series demonstrates my idea of double arpeggios combined with other techniques. I really like the effect that they produce when listening to a song. It was something new for me that I actually tried on my CD Suspension.

As you have noticed in my previous columns, the arpeggio is my favorite way of playing and it was really inspired by Jason Becker's "Perpetual Burn" CD. In fact, the first guitarist that opened a new way of playing for me was Jason. Thanks to him I've studied arpeggios and I have tried to focus in my imagination how to play them in different ways.
I've tryed to develop my style with the influence of Greg Howe and Vitalij Kuprij, and all my ideas are now featured on my album. With these examples I want only to give you some more ideas - just that. I think that the music comes from the inside of ourselves and nothing can fully explain it, so all these ideas are only to help you feel more at ease during playing and improvising.

Hope you'll enjoy it!

1- B minor (with alternate picking sequence)

                                           - right channel|
|14-10-------------------------------14-15-17-15-14"""----|
|------12-------------------------------------------------|
|---------11----------11-12-14-12-11----------------------|
|------------12----12-------------------------------------|
|---------------14----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                         |
|                                           - left channel|
|19-14-------------------------------19-21-22-21-19"""----|
|------15-------------12-14-15-14-12----------------------|
|---------16-11----11-------------------------------------|
|---------------12----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
2- D major 7 (with tapping and slide)

                                           - right channel|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|------------11-14-18/1918-14-11-------------------------|
|---------12--------T-------------12----------------------|
|------12----------------------------12-------------------|
|10-14----------------------------------14-10-------------|
|                                                         |
|                                           - left channel|
|------------14-17-21/2221-17-14-------------------------|
|---------15--------T-------------15----------------------|
|------14----------------------------14-------------------|
|12-16----------------------------------16-12-------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
3- A minor (one channel plays the inverse pattern of the other channel)

                                           - right channel|
|------12-17-|-----------|-----5-8-|----------------------|
|---13-------|-----------|---5-----|----------------------|
|14----------|-5---------|-5-------|-9--------------------|
|------------|---7-------|---------|---10-----------------|
|------------|-----7-----|---------|------12-7------------|
|------------|-------8-5-|---------|-----------8----------|
|                                                         |
|                                           - left channel|
|17-12-------|-----------|-8-5-----|----------------------|
|------13----|-----------|-----5---|----------------------|
|---------14-|---------5-|-------5-|-----------9----------|
|------------|-------7---|---------|--------10------------|
|------------|-----7-----|---------|---7-12---------------|
|------------|-5-8-------|---------|-8--------------------|
4- B minor (one channel play the inverse pattern of the other
channel using more positions)

                                                          - right channel|
|----7-10/|14-10-------|------14-19/|22-19-------------------------------|
|--7------|------12----|---15-------|------19----------------------------|
|7--------|---------11/|16----------|---------1916----------------------|
|---------|------------|------------|---------------16-------------------|
|---------|------------|------------|------------------17-14-------------|
|---------|------------|------------|------------------------------------|
|                                                                        |
|                                                          - left channel|
|---------|------------|------------|---------------19-22-19-------------|
|---------|------------|------------|------------19----------------------|
|7--------|---------11/|16----------|---------19-------------------------|
|--9------|------12----|---16-------|------21----------------------------|
|----9----|---14-------|------17----|---21-------------------------------|
|------10/|14----------|---------19/|22----------------------------------|
5- This last example is taken from my song "Introspective" (5:19)

- B minor                                                 - right channel|
|19-14----------14-19-14-19-14----------14-19-14----------14-------------|
|------15----15----------------15----15----------15----15----------------|
|---------16----------------------16----------------16---------repeat----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------2 times---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                        |
|                                                          - left channel|
|14-10----------10-14-10-14-10----------10-14-10----------10-------------|
|------12----12----------------12----12----------12----12----------------|
|---------11----------------------11----------------11---------repeat----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------2 times---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


- E major                                                 - right channel|
|19-16----------16-19-16-19-16----------16-19-16----------16-------------|
|------17----17----------------17----17----------17----17----------------|
|---------16----------------------16----------------16---------repeat----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------2 times---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                        |
|                                                          - left channel|
|16-12----------12-16-12-16-12----------12-16-12----------12-------------|
|------12----12----------------12----12----------12----12----------------|
|---------11----------------------11----------------11---------repeat----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------2 times---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


- C# major                                                - right channel|
|21-16----------16-21-16-21-16----------16-21-16----------16-------------|
|------18----18----------------18----18----------18----18----------------|
|---------18----------------------18----------------18---------repeat----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------2 times---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                        |
|                                                          - left channel|
|16-13----------13-16-13-16-13----------13-16-13----------13-------------|
|------14----14----------------14----14----------14----14----------------|
|---------13----------------------13----------------13---------repeat----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------2 times---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


- A major                                                 - right channel|
|21-17----------17-21-17-21-17----------17-21-17----------17-------------|
|------17----17----------------17----17----------17----17----------------|
|---------18----------------------18----------------18---------repeat----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------2 times---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                        |
|                                                          - left channel|
|17-12----------12-17-12-17-12----------12-17-12----------12-------------|
|------14----14----------------14----14----------14----14----------------|
|---------14----------------------14----------------14----------repeat---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------2 times--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Francesco Fareri is an Italian guitarist who was profiled on the December, 1999 Undiscovered Artists page on the Guitar Nine site.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "Secrets Within".

Francesco Fareri

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