How To Play Major Arpeggios on Guitar

Welcome to your quick and easy online guide to playing major arpeggios on jazz guitar.

I have found other jazz guitar websites methodically go through each and every possible chord shape. In the real world, many of those arpeggios aren’t practical to play so I decided to focus on the most practical and useful arpeggios to immediately improve your playing. If you can think of any good ones I missed feel free to comment below.

How to use these Jazz Guitar Apreggios

I will firstly show a couple of multi-octave arpeggios that span the guitar neck then secondly some single octave shapes. All of these shapes can be transposed to any key easily by hovering the white circled note on your chosen root.

Thanks for stopping by, let’s get to the arpeggios!

Major Multi-Octave Arpeggios

These arpeggios span the whole neck and are closely related to you chord shapes. The white circle is your chosen root note, numbers indicate which finger to use.

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Single-Octave Arpeggios

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Chord Shapes

Check out some major chords here – arpeggios and chords are brothers.

Thanks for checking out this lesson, please feel free to leave a comment below with any suggestions or questions you may have.

~ Sam Blakelock |


  1. Christopher Jackson says

    This is something I’d love to get under my fingers Sam. Great stuff. Would you do a short video lesson on arpeggios for me! That would help me at least hear if I’m doing them right according to your chart. Anyhow thanks agian. This site is awesome.

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