Dominant 7th Chord Arpeggios (Advanced Arpeggios) | Hub Guitar

Dominant 7th Chord Arpeggios (Advanced Arpeggios)

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Let's talk about the dominant 7th arpeggio.

This can be a handy tool for improvising.

In addition to learning these arpeggios, you want to put them to use. So try coming up with riffs and licks based on the dominant arpeggio, just as you would any other scale.

The arpeggios are pretty straightforward, so let's get right to it.

Here's the F dominant 7th arpeggio, root position.

And here's the F dominant 7th arpeggio, first inversion.

And here's the F dominant 7th arpeggio, second inversion.

And here's the F dominant 7th arpeggio, third inversion.

Great, so see if you can use those arpeggios to come up with some licks of your own.


Presented below are arpeggios for the dominant 7th chord form.

The arpeggios are in single-position form (spanning more than two octaves), and all inversions are shown.

F Dominant 7th Arpeggio, Root Position

Can be played in position I or position XIII (as below).

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F Dominant 7th Arpeggio, 1st Inversion

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c natural
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F Dominant 7th Arpeggio, 2nd Inversion

Optionally, the first E♭ , which appears on the low E string, can be moved to the 5th string, resulting in a multi-position (but easier) fingering.

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c natural
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F Dominant 7th Arpeggio, 3nd Inversion

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f natural
c natural
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d sharp, e flat
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a natural
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c natural
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Key Tasks

  • Practice (and memorize) the arpeggio forms.
  • Play the arpeggios with a metronome.
  • Play the arpeggios over an F7 chord.

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