Major Triad Arpeggios - All Inversions | Hub Guitar

Major Triad Arpeggios - All Inversions

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Let's talk about the major triad arpeggio forms.

These are pretty straightforward, so let's go straight to them.

Here's the F major arpeggio in root position.

Here's the first inversion F major arpeggio.

And here's the second inversion F major arpeggio.

Note that on the second inversion, you may want to move the last root to the second string instead of the first string to make it a little easier. In cases like this, where you have multiple choices, it's good to practice the arpeggio both ways. So here is the other way. Great! So learn these basic arpeggio patterns and find a way to apply to your own playing.


Below are arpeggios for major triads, all inversions. Learn them all, and then learn to apply them all to your playing.

Notice the similarity between the arpeggio and the major chord of the same name.

F Major Arpeggio, Root Position

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c natural
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c natural
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F Major Arpeggio, 1st Inversion

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a natural
c natural
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f natural
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c natural
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c natural
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F Major Arpeggio, 2nd Inversion

The “C” on the high E string can be moved to the second string for easier fingering.

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c natural
c natural
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a natural
f natural
c natural
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a natural
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f natural
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Key Tasks

  • Memorize all major arpeggio patterns.
  • Practice the patterns with a metronome; the 6-note beat grouping is often used for triad arpeggios.
  • You can also apply the arpeggios over any F major chord.
  • You can apply these triads in many ways, such as by stacking one triad on top of another.

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