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Table of Contents
About the Instructor .........................................................................................................................
5
Introduction .......................................................................................................................................
6
Icon Key ..........................................................................................................................................
7
Tuning ................................................................................................................................................
8
Overview
Diatonic Modes ......................................................................................................................
9
Chord Scales .........................................................................................................................
11

DVD 1
Chapter One: Five & Six String Root Shapes
A Minor Five & Six String Arpeggio Shapes .........................................................................
16
C Major Five & Six String Arpeggio Shapes ........................................................................20
B Diminished Arpeggios ........................................................................................................
25
Chapter Two: Sequences
Three to Five String Arpeggio Sequences ..........................................................................29
Melodic Arpeggios ..............................................................................................................31
Chapter Three: Fifth String Root Sevenths
G Major 7th Arpeggios .......................................................................................................
34
A Minor 7th Arpeggios ........................................................................................................
35
A Dominant 7th Arpeggios ................................................................................................36
F#m7b5 Arpeggios ...............................................................................................................
37
Additional Seventh Arpeggio Concepts ................................................................................
38
Combining Arpeggios with Chromatic Passing Tones ..........................................................
39

DVD 2
Chapter Four: Extended Arpeggios
Diatonic 11th Arpeggios In the Key of G Major ................................................................ 41
Diatonic 13th Arpeggios In the Key of G Major ................................................................43
Extended Diatonic Arpeggios In the Key of G Major ..........................................................
45
Diatonic 13th Arpeggios In the Key of B Harmonic Minor ................................................47
Chapter Five: Four String Arpeggios
Four String 5ths Arpeggios .................................................................................................52
Sweeping 5ths Key of "C" Major ........................................................................................ 54
Chapter Six: Two String Arpeggios
56
Two String Sweep Picking Arpeggio Sequence ....................................................................
60
Two String Economy Picking Arpeggio Sequence ................................................................

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Chapter Seven: Diminished Seventh Arpeggios
Diminished 7th Arpeggios Sweep Picking ..........................................................................63
Applying Diminished 7th Arpeggios Using Legato ..............................................................65
Chapter Eight: String Skipping & Legato
Three Octave String Skipping Legato Arpeggios ..................................................................
68
70
Three Octave Arpeggios with Tapping ..................................................................................
String Skipping Legato Solo ..................................................................................................
72

DVD 3
Chapter Nine: Single String Triads Death Licks
Single String Triads ................................................................................................................
74
Single String Sus2 & Sus4 Triads ..........................................................................................
78
Single String Four Note Triads Major Add2 and Minor Add4 .................................................
80
Single String Triads - Inversions .......................................................................................................
83
Single String Triad Licks .................................................................................................................84
Additional Concepts .............................................................................................................85
Chapter Ten: Melodic & Intervallic Arpeggios
Melodic Arpeggio Phrases ....................................................................................................
88
Intervallic Arpeggios ...............................................................................................................
90
Intervallic Arpeggio Etude ......................................................................................................
91
Chapter Eleven: Song Excerpts
Diminium .............................................................................................................................
93
Riders ................................................................................................................................94
Riders- Chorus Arpeggios & Outro Solo ............................................................................
95
The Butcher- Intro ..............................................................................................................
97
The Butcher- Pre Solo ........................................................................................................
98
War Cry ..............................................................................................................................
99

Chord Table .........................................................................................................................100


How To Get Your Next Rock House Product ........................................................................
102
The Rock House Catalog .....................................................................................................
103

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About the Author

Rusty Cooley

Rusty Cooley is at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of modern guitar playing. A world renown musician and instructor who has inuenced some of todays most respected guitarist such
as Mark Tremonti of Creed and John Petrucci of Dreamtheater he has performed on more than
15 albums and has seven different instructional products to his credit. His two new products
Fretboard Autopsy Level 1 and Fretboard Autopsy Level 2 from Rock House have been his most
well received and critically acclaimed instructional products to date.
Rusty has been featured in magazines such as Guitar Player, Guitar One, Guitar World, Guitar
Techniques and Axe. He has had his own column in Guitar Player magazine titled Metal Guru.
In January 2003, Rusty was given the honor of the 7th Fastest Shredder of All Time by Guitar
One Magazine and most recently was named by Total Guitar magazine as one of the top 20
fastest shredders of all time.
Rusty has his own signature model guitar with Dean, the RC7 Xenocide released in 2007,
He uses EMG pickups, Diamond Amplication, Morley, Intellitouch tuners, Rocktron preamps,
Maxon, GHS strings, VHT, Conklin and Eventide harmonizers.
For more information on Rusty and his instructional products visit RockHouseMethod.com.

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Introduction
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Icon Key
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Tuning
Throughout this program Rusty is using a seven string guitar tuned a half step down to Eb tuning. The tuning notes are:

(Thinnest)
1st String 2nd String

Eb

Bb

3rd String

4th String

5th String

6th String

(Thickest)
7th String

Gb

Db

Ab

Eb

Bb

Note that even though Rusty is using a seven-string guitar, all of the examples he teaches only
use the 6th through 1st strings making all of the examples applicable to all guitarists.
For a six-string guitar tune as follows:

(Thinnest)
1st String 2nd String

Eb

Bb

3rd String

4th String

5th String

(Thickest)
6th String

Gb

Db

Ab

Eb

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Diatonic Modes
Before we begin this program it is essential that you have the basics of modal theory under your
hands. The following is the diatonic modes relative to the key of G major for you to review.

Ionian

Lydian

Dorian

Phrygian

Miixolydian

Aeolian

Locrian

G Ionian

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A Dorian

B Phrygian

C Lydian

D Mixolydian

E Aeolian

F# Locrian

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Chord Scales
Each key has its own set of chords that correspond and function directly with it. There is no book
of secrets that tells musicians the chords that are available to use. You have already learned the
information needed to build the chords within a key, now to get to the next level of songwriting
and modal knowledge you need to learn how to harmonize a Major scale.
First, look at basic three-part harmony or triads. This three-part harmonization derives the basic
major, minor, diminished and augmented chords within any given scale. The Major scale has
three of these four types of three-part harmony chords; Major, minor and diminished.
It is easiest to see this process on a notation staff and piano. Lets look at a C Major scale in
both of these formats.

Now if we play the rst, third and fth degrees of the scale simultaneously we have a C Major
chord.

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Now take the second degree of the scale D and skip the third degree, add the fourth degree
F, skip the fth note and add in the sixth note A. We now have a grouping of the three notes
D, F and A. These notes create the notes of a D minor chord.

Notice that with the rst chord we used the scale degrees 1 3 5 and with the second chord we
used the scale degree 2 4 6. Do you see the pattern; the chord is comprised of every other
note. So the III chord would be created by using the scale degrees 3, 5 and 7 (E G B) which
outline an E minor chord.
Here is the C Major scale with each degree harmonized in three parts. Notice that the chords
that have their lowest tone on a line have the next two notes on a staff line as well and the same
goes for the notes that begin on a staff space; the next two notes are in the spaces as well.
These are intervals of a third. Chords are constructed by stacking intervals of thirds. The tabbed
chords below each triad are full form chords and contain duplicate notes within each triad to create these commonly used chords.

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Now lets look at four-part harmonization. This type of harmony is where the chords types such
as Major Seventh, Minor Seventh, Minor Seventh b5 and Dominant Seventh come from. If you
have a good grasp on the three-part harmonization from the last section all you have to do is add
another interval of a third onto each chord. So if we look back at the C Major Chord (C-E-G);
skip the next note after the G which is A and add the B onto the chord we have now added
the seventh degree to the chord. Follow this process with the rest of the chords.

For the power chords go, all you have to do is nd the rst and last note of the three-part harmony (Root and fth degree) and you have the power chords. So for the C power chord it will
be C & G.

Keep in mind that power chords are not really chords, they are intervals. They are commonly
called double stops. A chord by denition is three or more different notes played at the same
time. Power chords only use two notes: the root and fth. Guitarists over the span of many years
have dubbed these power chords due to the strong tonal sound and frequent use. They are
used just as much, if not more than the full form chords used by many guitarists. The power
chords are extremely important to Rock and Metal guitarists because when they are played
through an amp saturated in distortion they sound much tighter than full form chords which can
have a muddy sound when distorted.
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Now that you have learned the process of creating chords from any Major Scale in three-and
four-part harmony, you should memorize the following Major Scale Chord Formula so it can
becomes second nature.

ii

iii IV V

vi vii

4 part:

Major 7

minor 7

minor 7

Major 7

dominant 7

minor 7

minor 7b5

3 part:

Major

minor

minor

Major

dominant

minor

diminished

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check out John McCarthys Modes Demystied Rock House
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DVD 1

Chapter One
Five & Six String
Root Shapes

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A Minor Five & Six
String Arpeggio Shapes
Notes: A - C - E Intervals: 1 b3 5

Ex. 1 - Sixth String Shape #1


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Ex. 1 - Sixth String Shape #1


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B Diminished Arpeggios
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Chapter Two
Sequences

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Three to Five String
Arpeggio Sequences
Ex. 1

Notes: E - G - B Intervals: 1 b3 5
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Chapter Three
Fifth String
Root Sevenths

Arpeggio Madness
G Major 7th Arpeggios
Notes: G - B - D - F# Intervals: 1 3 5 7

Ex. 1

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A Minor 7th Arpeggios
Notes: A - C - E - G Intervals: 1 b3 5 b7

Ex. 1

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F#m7b5 Arpeggios
Notes: F# - A - C - E Intervals: 1 b3 b5 b7

Ex. 1

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Ex. 1

Notes: A - C - E - G Intervals: 1 b3 5 b7

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Combining Arpeggios with
Chromatic Passing Tones
Ex. 1

Notes: A - C - E Intervals: 1 b3 5
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DVD 2

Chapter Four
Extended Arpeggios

Arpeggio Madness
Diatonic 11th Arpeggios
In the Key of G Major
Notes: G - B - D - F# - A - C Intervals: 1 3 5 7 9 11

Ex. 1 - Gmaj11

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Ex. 3 - Bm11b9

Notes: A - C - E - G - B - D Intervals: 1 b3 5 b7 9 11

Ex. 2 - Am11

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Diatonic 13th Arpeggios
In the Key of G Major
Ex. 1 - Gmaj13

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Ex. 4 - Cmaj13#11

Ex. 3 - Bminb13b9

Ex. 2 - Amin13

Notes: G - B - D - F# - A - C - E Intervals: 1 3 5 7 9 11 13

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Ex. 7 - Fm#7b5b9b13

Ex. 6 - Emb13

Notes: D - F# - A - C - E - G - B Intervals: 1 3 5 b7 9 11 13

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Extended Diatonic Arpeggios
In the Key of G Major
Ex. 1 - Gmaj13

Notes: G - B - D - F# - A - C - E Intervals: 1 3 5 7 9 11 13

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Ex. 3 - Bm13b9

Notes: A - C - E - G - B - D - F# Intervals: 1 b3 5 b7 9 11 13

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Diatonic 13th Arpeggios
In the Key of B Harmonic Minor
Ex. 1 - Bm/maj7b13
5 -7 F#
9 - 11
Notes:1 Bb3- D
A#b13- C# - E - G Intervals: 1 b3 5 7 b9 11 b13

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Ex. 2 - C#m7b5b913
b3 -b5Eb7- G
b9 -11B13- D - F# - A# Intervals: 1 b3 b5 b7 b9 11 b13
Notes:1 C#

A#

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Ex. 3 - Dmaj13#5
9 11
13 - E - G - B Intervals: 1 3 #5 7 9 11 13
Notes:1 D3 - #5F# 7- A#
- C#

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Ex. 4 - Em13#11
5 b7 B9 - #11
Notes:1 Eb3- G
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Ex. 5 - F#7b9b13
b9 11
b13 - G - B - D Intervals: 1 3 5 b7 b9 11 b13
Notes:1 F#3 - 5A#b7- C#
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5 -7 D
#9 -#11
Notes:1 Gb3 - B
F#13- A# - C# - E Intervals: 1 3 5 7 #9 #11 13

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Arpeggio Madness
Ex. 7 - A#dimb13b9b11
b3 - b5
b9 b11Gb13- B - D - F# Intervals: 1 b3 b5 b7 b9 b11 b13
Notes:1 A#
C#bb7- E

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Chapter Five
Four String
Arpeggios

Arpeggio Madness
Four String 5ths Arpeggios
Fifths Shape

D5

Ex. 1 - C Lydian

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Sweeping 5ths
Key of C Major

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Chapter Six
Two String
Arpeggios

Arpeggio Madness
Two String Sweep
Picking Arpeggio Sequence
First Section
Em

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First & Second Section tie.


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Third Section - Lydian Section (entire section played twice)


Cadd9#11

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Bsus4

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Fourth Section
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Two String Economy
Picking Arpeggio Sequence
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Chapter Seven
Diminished 7th
Arpeggios

Arpeggio Madness
Diminished 7th Arpeggios
Sweep Picking
Ex. 1

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The notes of the B diminished seventh arpeggio A - C - D# & F# when played against a B Major
chord function as the 3 - 5 - b7 - b9 creating the harmony of a B7b9 chord.

Ex. 2

Ex. 3

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One key thing to remember with the diminished arpeggios is that they invert in intervals of a minor third (one and a half steps).

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Applying Diminished 7th
Arpeggios Using Legato
Rustys Legato Technique
When playing legato, Rusty ONLY picks on the ascending strings and uses legato for all descending strings. Play the following D major scale example to see this technique in action.
H H

H H

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H H

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11 12 14

H H

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H H
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H H P P H P P H P P H P P H P P H P P
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The General Rule to Rustys Legato:


Pick only on the rst note of an ascending string, never on a descending string.

Ex. 1
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Ex. 2 (Shifting positions with example 1)


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Ex. 3 (Using string groupings)

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Ex. 4 (Shifting positions with example 3)
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Ex. 5 (Multi-nger tapping)


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10

10

T2 T3 T2
17 14

16

23 18

T3

T2

18

23

18

T2 T3 T2

13
18

T2

17 14

13

19 22

17

14

13

T2 T3 T2

19 16

13 12
19 22

19 16

13 10

In this example, Rusty taps using both the ring and middle ngers of his picking hand. Above
the tab you will notice a T2 and a T3. The T2 signies tapping with your picking hand middle
nger and the T3 signies tapping with your picking hand ring nger.
**Note that you can stay on one string in one position and practice this multi-nger tap legato roll before
trying the whole example if you nd it difcult at rst. So you would start off by practicing:

T2

T3

T2

19

22

19

16

13

10

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Chapter Eight
String Skipping
&
Legato

Arpeggio Madness
Three Octave String Skipping
Legato Arpeggios
Ex. 1
Am
10

12

17

12

13

12

13

10

13

12

10

12

10

12

10

14

10

14

10

13

12

12

15

14

10

13

12

13

14

10
14

14

10

14

10

12

10

12

Ex. 2
B
12

13

17

10

13

15

10

13

15

10

12

15

14

12

14

12

14

12

15

12

15

12

15

13

15

15

12
15

15

12

15

12

14

12

14

10

10 7

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Ex. 3
C
13

15

10

12

15

17

12

15

10

17

12

13

10

17

15

10

14

15

14

15

14

17

14

17

13

17

15

10

13

17

15

11

13

17

15

17

17

13
17

17

14

17

14

15

14

15

10

12

10

12 8

Ex. 4
Caug
13

16

69

20

12

16

17

12

16

11

17

12

13

11

17

15

11

13

15

14

15

14

18

14

18

13

17

16

17

17

13
18

18

14

18

14

15

14

15

11

12

11

12 8

Arpeggio Madness
Three Octave Arpeggios
with Tapping
Ex. 1
T2
E

G#

E
B
G#

3
T

24

P
19

5
H

16

7
H

17

16

18

G#

12
P

19

14

17

15
P

12

16

19

24

21

16

14

19

18

16

17

16

19

Ex. 2
T2
A

F#

D#

D#

A
F#

D#

D#

3
T
23

P
17

5
H

14

16

7
H

14

16

12
P

18

F#

12

14

17

15
H

11

19

24

21

14

12

18

16

14

16

14

17

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Arpeggio Madness
Ex. 3
T2
E

G#

C#

C#
G#

E
G#

3
T
21

P
16

5
H

12

14

7
H

13

C#

12

14

C#

16

11

12

17

15
H

19

24

21

12

11

16

14

13

14

12

16

Once you have these three arpeggio ngerings memorized, you can apply them to any diatonic
Major chord scale. All you need to know is this chord scale formula:
I - IV - V chords are Major
ii - iii - vi are minor
vii is diminished
Now you can take that formula and apply it to any diatonic major scale and work out the arpeggios for that key. For example, in the key of G Major (G - A - B - C - D - E - F#) you would play:
G Major - A minor - B minor - C Major - D Major - E minor - F# diminished

71

Arpeggio Madness
String Skipping Legato Solo
Amaj7
Amaj7
P
P

9
9

P
P

P
P H
H

C#m7b5
C#m7b5

H
H

P
P

5
5

5
5
9
9

Dm6
Dm6

P
P

6
6

P
P

7
7

6
6

6
6

7
7

P
P H
H

9
9

7
7

9
9

Dmaj7
Dmaj7

H
H

P
P

11
9 11
11 9
11

P
P

P
P H
H

7
7 10
10

14
14 11
11

9
9 12
12

P
P H
H

H
H
7
7

11
11 7
7

Dm7
Dm7

H
H

P
P

P
P

9
9

7
7

9
9

P
P H
H

7
11
7 11

H
H
10
10

13
13 10
10

11
11 14
14

12
12 11
11 12
12

P
P

10
10 7
7

10
10

Amaj7

14
14 10
10

12
12 10
10 12
12

10
10 14
14

C#m7b5
5

9 5
9 6 9

5
9 6

7 6 7

6 9

9 5
9 6

12 9

5
9 6 9

9 6

9
12 9 12

Bm7

9
12 9

11 9 11

9 12

12 9
12 9

12
12 9 12

12 9

Dm6
7

10 7

11 7 11

7
11 7

9 7 9

10 7

7 11

11 7

10 5

7
11 7 11

11 7

Amaj7
5

9 5

9 6 9

9 6

7 6 7

6 9

10 7 10

9 6 9

9 6

12 9
9 6

Dmaj7
1410

5
10 7

9 7 9

7 10

10 5
10 7

5
10 7 10

10 7

C#m7b5

9 5

P
P

14
14 10
10

Solo

Bm7
Bm7

H
H
9
9

12
12 9
9

5
5
10
10 7
7

P
P H
H

12
12 9
9

9
9

10
10 5
5

P
P

9
12 9 12

12 9

9
12 9

11 9 11

9 12

12
12 9 12

12 9

12 9

Dm7
10

141114

10

1411
1114
121112

1410

1411

10

141114

1411

1310

10

141014

10

1410
1014
121012

1310

1410

10

141014

1410

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DVD 3

Chapter Nine
Single String Triads
Death Licks

Arpeggio Madness
Single String Triads
Em Chord Scale Chart:

INTERVAL

CHORD
Em

F#m7b5

Gmaj

Am

Bm

Cmaj

Dmaj

Root

F#

Third

G
b3

A
b3

B
3

C
b3

D
b3

E
3

F#
3

Fifth

B
5

C
b5

D
5

E
5

F#
5

G
5

A
5

Use the Em Chord Scale Chart above to aid you in understanding the seven diatonic chords
and their chord tones while learning this lesson.

Ex. 1
Root

3
Em

Am

12

15

19

9
Dmaj

12

15

19

Thirds

Fifths

F#

F#

12

15
Gmaj

12

16

19

17
Bm

12

16

19

21

19

24
Em

12

15

19

12

15

19

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You can play these arpeggios in a variety of ways. Below are two different examples but you
should try to experiment and see what else you can come up with.
Traditional ascending & descending with legato
H H

12 15 19

H H

12 15 19

H H

H H

12 16 19

H H

12 16 19

H H

12 15 19

12 15 19

P H P P H P P H P P H P P H P P
15 12

19 15 12

H H

H H

H H

12 15 19

12 15 19

19 16 12

19 16 12

19 15 12

19 15 12

Ascending - Descending pattern.


H H

12 15 19

H H

12 15 19

H H

12 16 19

H H

12 16 19

12 15 19

H H
12 15 19

H H

12 16 19

H H

12 16 19

H H

12 15 19

H H

12 15 19

Ex. 2
Root

Thirds
A

F#

75

12

Fifths
C
A

F#

F#

F#

15

17

19

21

24

Arpeggio Madness
Ex. 3
Root

Thirds

Fifths

F#

12

15

17

21

19

24

Ex. 4
Root

Thirds

F#

12

15

Fifths

17

19

21

24

17

19

21

24

Ex. 5
Root

Thirds

Fifths

F#

F#

12

15

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Arpeggio Madness
Ex. 6
Root

Thirds
D
C

F#

F#

12

15

F#

Fifths

17

19

21

24

21

24

Ex. 7
Root

Thirds
E

F#

F#

F#

Fifths

12

15

17

19

All of these different patterns will work, and work well over any of the seven diatonic chords in
the key of E minor. Be sure to practice these over all the seven different chords so that you
can really get the sound of the harmony these arpeggios create when played in a musical context.

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Single String Sus2 & Sus4 Triads
G Major Sus2 Chord Scale Chart:

INTERVAL

CHORD
Gsus2

Asus2

Bsusb2

Csus2

Dsus2

Esus2

F#susb2b5

Root

F#

Second

A
2

B
2

C
b2

D
2

E
2

F#
2

G
b2

Fifth

D
5

E
5

F#
5

G
5

A
5

B
5

C
5

Ex. 1
Root

Fifths

Seconds

F#

12

15

17

19

21

24

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Arpeggio Madness
Ex. 2
C# minor Sus4 Chord Scale Chart:

INTERVAL

CHORD
C#sus4

D#b5sus4

Esus4

F#sus4

G#sus4

Asus#4

Bsus4

Root

C#

D#

F#

G#

Fourth

F#
4

G#
4

A
4

B
4

C#
4

D#
#4

E
4

Fifth

G#
5

A
b5

B
5

C#
5

D#
5

E
5

F#
5

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Root

Fourths

Fifths

C#

F#

G#

G#

C#

D#

F#

F#

C#

C#

F#

G#

12

15

17

19

21

24

Arpeggio Madness
Single String Four Note Triads
Major Add2 and Minor Add4
In this lesson Rusty adds other scale tones to the single string triads to create add2 and add4
arpeggios. The way he does this is by adding the second to major arpeggios, the fourths to minor
arpeggios and the b2 to the diminished arpeggio. In the key of G major, this looks as follows:

Major

Minor

Diminished

Gadd2 = G - A - B - D

Amadd4 = A - C - D - E

F#m7b5addb2 = F# - G - A - C

Cadd2 = C - D - E - G

Bmadd4 = B - D - E - F#

Dadd2 = D - E - F# - A

Emadd4 = E - G - A - B

Below is a quick reference chart to see how these arpeggios are derived from the key of G
major. Starting on the G note in the left hand column number 1, read to the right of the G, you
will see the A under the second degree (2), B under the third degree (3) and D under the fth
degree (5). These are the four notes that make up the Gadd2 four note arpeggio.

F#

F#

F#

F#

F#

F#

F#

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Arpeggio Madness
Ex. 1

F#

15

17

19

12

21

24

Ex. 2
A

F#

12

15

17

19

21

24

17

19

21

24

19

21

24

Ex. 3
C

F#

F#

12

15

Ex. 4
D

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F#

F#

F#

12

15

17

Arpeggio Madness
Ex. 5

F#

F#

F#

12

17

15

19

21

24

21

24

21

24

Ex. 6
D

A
E

F#

F#

12

15

17

19

F#

Ex. 7

F#

12

15

17

19

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Single String Triads
Inversions
Ex. 1 - Root Position Triads
Root

Thirds

Fifths
B
F
D

12

15

17

21

19

24

Ex. 2 - First Inversion Triads

Third

Root

F#

12

17

15

Fifth

19

21

24

Ex. 3 - Second Inversion Triads


Third

83

Fifth

Root

F#

12

15

F#

17

19

21

24

Arpeggio Madness
Single String Triad Licks
Ex. 1: C - F - G
sl.

sl.

8 12 15 12 8 10 14 17

8 12 15

10 14 17

sl.

10 14 17 14 10 12 16 19

13 17 20

13 17 20 17 13 15 19 22 14 15 20

Ex. 2: Dm & Gm

17 13 10 13 17

10 13 17 13 10 13 17

12 15 19 15 12 15 19

12 15 19 15 12 15 19

15 18 22 18 15 18 22

15 18 22 18 15

Ex. 3: Dm - Gm - Am

10 13 17

15

18

10 13 17

22

14

10 13 17

17

10 13 17 12 15 19

15

21

18

22

15

12 15 19

18

12 15 19

22

15

12 15 19

18

22

12 15 19

15

12 15 19

18

22

12 15 19 14 17 21

17

20

24

Ex. 4: Dmadd4 - Gmadd4 - Amadd4


17 20 22 24 22 20 17 22 20 18 15


19

17

15

12

19

17

15

12

22 20 18 15

21 19 17 14 12 15 17 19 17 15 12

etc.

10

13

15

17

15

13

10

17

15

13

10

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Additional Concepts
Ex. 1 - C#mb6
T2 T3 T2

C#mb6

7 11 12 11 7

7 11 12

11

9 13 14 13 9

9 13 14

11

14

12 16 17 21 23 21 17 16 12

14

13

14

16

Ex. 2 - Emaj6
T2 T3 T2

Emaj6

12

11 14 16 14 11

12

11 14 16

14

13 16 18 16 13

14

13 16 18

17

16 19 21 23 24 23 21 19 16

17

16

18

19

Ex. 3 - Em6
Em6

9
12

10 14 16 14 10

12

10 14 16

16 14 10

12

14

10 14 16

12 16 18 16 12

14

sl.

T
12

15

18 16 12

14

12 16 18

17

15 19 21 24 21 19 15

12 16

17

16

17

19 14

15 12

Ex. 4 - Bm6
sl.

Bm6

85

9 12 15

15 12 9 12 15

9 14 16 14 9

sl.

15 12 9 7 9 12 9 7
12 9 6 9 12 9 6
12 10 7 4

Arpeggio Madness

Ex. 5 - sus2 and sus4 - Itheratos


Bsus2

14

7x
12

G#susb2

16

Asus2

24 19 17 19 24 19 17

7x

10

7x

14

Dsus2

17

12

7x
15

Esus2

24 19 17 19 24 19 17

Esus2

7x

19

14

7x
17

F#sus2

21

F#sus4

21 19 14 19 21 19 14

16

7x

7x
19

21

C#sus4

21 19 14 19 21 19 14

7x

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Chapter Ten
Melodic
&
Intervallic
Arpeggios

Arpeggio Madness
Melodic Arpeggio Phrases
Ex. 1
E Aeolian

12

15

14

12

1.

14

12

10

13

12

11

2.
14

12

2.
15

14

2.
17

15

Ex. 2
F# Locrian

14

17

15

14

1.

16

14

12

15

13

12

11

Ex. 3
G Major

15

19

17

16

1.

17

16

13

17

15

14

12

Ex. 4
A Dorian

17

20

19

17

1.

19

17

15

19

17

16

14

2.

19

17

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Arpeggio Madness
Ex. 5
B Phrygian

10

1.

2.
8

Ex. 6
C Lydian

12

10

1.

10

10

2.

10

12

10

Ex. 7
D Mixolydian

89

10

14

12

10

1.

12

11

12

10

2.

Arpeggio Madness
Intervallic Arpeggios
Ex. 1
D6/9

D6/9

10

12

14

D6/9

*Legato

Alternate Picking

11

12

Sweep Picking

14

10

12

14

11

12

14

12

11

14

12

10

10

12

11

14

12

14 14

12

11

14

12

10

*Reach over and deaden frets with


picking hand.

Ex. 2
Am/maj9

Cmaj9#5

Dm11

10

12

11

E7b9

12

11

14

10

14

Gmaj9

15

12

Bdim9

13

12

10

17

15

13

15

16

13

Dm/maj9

10

15

Fmaj9#11

19

16

19

10

12

14

19

D9

15
14

15

17

17

10

14

17

10

12

14

11

13

14

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Arpeggio Madness
Intervallic Arpeggio Etude
Amin/maj9

A#min/maj

Bmin/maj9

10

10

11

10

12

12

13

15

91

Amin/maj9

11

12

14

17

19

17

14

17

15

13

10

12

A#min/maj
5 6

10

10

E7b9

12

12

12

11

Dm11

G#9

5 4

2.

Fmaj9#11

G#min/maj

Cmaj9#5

17

Cmin/maj9

1.

11

5 6

Amin/maj9

12

15

16

13

15

16

15

13

16

15

12

B9

14

10

13

15

13

10

14

12

10

10

10

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Arpeggio Madness

Chapter Eleven
Song Excerpts

Arpeggio Madness
full

E
B
G
D
A
E
B

1715 131517

13

10

11 15 11

E
B
G
D
A
E
B

10

13

10

10 13 10

93

12

13

15 18 15

15161816 151615

18161518

Diminium

18

15

18 16 151615

17

16

15 20 15

16

17

17

18 15

151815
152015
151815
152015
101310
101510
101310
101510
16 16
16 16
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11 11
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10 13 10

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15

11

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10

13

10

11

Arpeggio Madness
10 15 10

12

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13

15

10

12

15

10

10

12

12

13

10 13 10

13

11

12

15

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11

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13

14 10 14

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10

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10

10 13 10

18

15

Riders
C#m

16

12

14

13

14

12 17

12

14

13

14

12 16

12

14

14

13

12 17

12

14

13

12

14

A
12

10

10

14

10

10

12

10

10

14

10

10

G#
11

12

11

12

C#m
16

12

14

13

14

12

17

12

14

13

14

12

16

12

14

13

14

12

17

12

14

13

14

94

Arpeggio Madness
C#m

12 16 12

14

13

14

16 16 19

18

17

18

16 21 16

G#

9 12 9

10

11

14

12 12 16

14

14

12 17 12

C#m

8 11 8

10

11 11 15

13

13

11 16 11

13

12 16 12

14

13

14

18

16 16 19

18

13

1621 16

17

18

18

17 16

Riders

Chorus Arpeggios & Outro Solo


A
21

E
17

17

21

18

19

14

12

15

16

14

15

14

10

11

17

12

12

14

12

14

14

15

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17

12

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14

11

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14

12

10

14

19

14

13

14

12

E
12

11

12

10

16

12

12

13

12

12

C#m
9

10

11

11

12

Bm
14

12

18

F#m

A
14

17

18

95

16

17

C#m

Bm

17

17

16

21

D
17

F#m

11

16

14

13

14

12

E
14

15

16

16

17

14

19

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Chord Table
On the next page you you will nd a printable chord table chart. You can ll in your scale tones to
give you a chart for all of your diatonic chords and arpeggios. Below is an example of the chart
lled out with the C Major scale so you can see how the chart works.

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