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Lesson 21: Diminished Arpeggio Patterns
The opposite page shows finger patterns for an A diminished arpeggio. Just as with the
diminished chords and scales, the arpeggios shown could also be used as C, E, and G diminished
Here is the diminished arpeggio. Notice
that these notes are the chord tones for
the full diminished chord.
A - C - E - G - A
The following patterns show different
fingerings for an A diminished arpeggio
(or C, or E, or G diminished arpeggio).
Play through each finger pattern ascending
and descending using a slow even tempo.
Move the forms around the fretboard.
Staying with the same root, and at a slow
tempo, play continually in and out of the
different forms with no breaks.
With a friend, or using a tape recorder, play
these scales against full-diminished chords.
The sound will quickly become easy to
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