AWESOME ARPEGGIOS - 3 Ways to to Play Minor Add9 

Today we're doing a guitar lesson on minor add nine arpeggios minor add nine chords are just minor chords, but you've added the 9th note of the scale. So for example, if I was playing an A Minor add 9 I'd take the 9th note of the a scale.


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Hi, I'm Jake lizzio. And today we're doing a guitar lesson on minor add nine arpeggios minor add nine chords are just minor chords, but you've added the 9th note of the scale. So for example, if I was playing an A Minor add 9 I'd take the 9th note of the a scale.

Okay, that would be a bee. But that's the same thing as the second note. All right, just in chords. We usually play it as the 9th note in arpeggios.

We can just put it in as the second note. So by taking an A minor chord and adding a be to it.

I get an A Minor at nine which is a wonderful sound a little difficult to play but that is a unmistakable feel you get that dramatic. I think of like a western Flair I think of like Clint Eastwood movies same thing for an E minor add 9 if I think about what is the 2nd note of my e scale it would be F sharp. Type. So if I add an F sharp into my E minor chord, here's an E minor Dusty GB and if I add an F sharp, I get that wonderful Clint Eastwood Ian minor chord. All right. So when we turn these into arpeggios, we're just playing the notes one at a time and it's going to sound pretty much just as cool as the court itself. So I'm giving you three shapes in this video on how to play minor add nine arpeggios. And then at the end of this video, we'll talk about composing with them and some ideas that you can do pass just going up and down them. Okay.

So our very first shape will be starting on the 5th string with our index finger. So I want to play A Minor add 9 and I'm going to find a on my 5th string that's right here and then here's the shape. I'll do I'll use my first finger. I'll use my ring finger to play the 9th note or the second note. I'll use my pinky to play the minor 3rd and then my ring finger on the next ring my ring finger Will Roll to the third string and then I'll have my first finger on 12 my middle finger on 13 my first finger on on 12 and then I can finish it with my pinky on 17 like that. So I've got twelve fourteen fifteen fourteen fourteen twelve thirteen twelve Seventeen.

And right now I'm doing this in a but you really want to think of it as a shape so you can move it around. So if I wanted to do it in a flat same exact shape just all them down. Here's a G minor at night.

Now, this is a this is sweepable so we could just do one down on every single string and then do the As with hammer-ons and pull-offs like this all hammer on and then I'll just drag my pick to go down drag my picture drag my pick hammer-on drag my pick and I could even hammer on that last note or I could pick it and pull it off and then do all pull offs on the way.

So here's what it would be sweeping down and and just going up the arpeggio sounds fantastic if you can just learn to blaze through that.

It's a wonderful little phrase right there.

Also, you don't have to use this whole arpeggio. I mean think about how nice just this top part of the arpeggio is just these four notes right there that's actually used in the Master of Puppets all over that little phrase right there. And if we continue to the third string, That's really nice. And if you can imagine that over the tonality of an a I'm just gonna let an a note ring out and we'll do that little a minor at nine arpeggio on top of the listen you get a little bit of that feel of the a minor arpeggio on top of just a static eighth note. Okay. So cool shape fun to practice much harder as you go down lower on the fretboard because the stretch becomes very wide there but this shape connects to the next shape that I'm going to show you. But it connects backwards. So right now we started on the root of my a minor at nine arpeggio started on the a now we're going to start on the fifth of that cord. So that means I'm going to be starting on E.

All right, I'll put my first finger on E on the fifth string. That's the seventh fret with my first finger. Then I'm going to do this giant stretch. I'm going to actually hammer on my pinky to get back to my roots. Alright, so here's my hammer onto my route. I'm going to use my middle finger that is going to be my minor third. I'm sorry. Yeah, I got to get my second in first. All right, so I've got my hammer on and then I My second which is the knife and I hammer on this note, which is my minor 3rd. And then I'm on my fifth with my index finger middle finger and then here's that extra note that makes it a minor at night arpeggio. There's the pinky note right there first finger on eight pinky on 12.

So seven twelve nine ten nine ten twelve eight twelve and then back down.

That's pretty cool.

And just starting on a different note as opposed to start on the root gives it a slightly different effect. I mean you still got all the the cool darkness of a minor add nine in there, but I think it's subtly different when you started on the fifth like that. Now this is the exact same arpeggio so you can connect these two shapes next to each other once I'm here I could maybe jump way back up here and then descend through this shape.

So connecting those two is a really good idea. What if I go up here.

And then here I slide to get back to this shape a lot of different ideas. If you start playing around you don't have to go through the whole shape. So once again, just maybe try a little bit of that shape. Now the last shape I'm going to give you is totally different because it really just highlights the structure of this arpeggio.

I'm going to start on a on the low string. Okay, so I'm going to be a on the 6th string and really all I need is my root a second note at a minor third and then a fifth.

If I play those like this, I use my first finger and then my ring finger then use my ring finger again.

And then my first finger then I can do that exact same little shape again in the next octave. So here's that same thing just starting here first finger ring finger Slide the ring finger jump in the first now I could do that shape again. Just starting here on the 10th fret first finger ring finger Slide the ring finger and then the first finger so it's kind of inconvenient to just use those two things. But you can't get away with it. Watch there's that little jump here though that I don't like doing so actually the way I fret this is I use my first finger and my ring finger and then I just slide it so pick pick slide slide and then right here I use my middle finger to get to this note and then I use my pinky to get to this note and then I'll slide my pinky and then I'm free to finish this arpeggio off with anything or I want if I need to go up higher on the fretboard. I'll use my first finger and that way I can close off. Pinky I'm gonna go lower. I might just use my ring finger and that helps me come back down this way.

Alright, so here's what it sounds like just a sending it.

And I think it's a wonderful ascending now. I don't necessarily recommend descending through that exact shape. It's pretty difficult to jump your fingers around and that exact same shape just using just the way it's set up. So I do like it as something to go up but I usually like to come down through a different shape. So I'm example going up and then back down I could stop right here and then go into the other.

So three cool ways to play A Minor add 9 arpeggio. Now. How do we actually use these? What can I do to compose with them? Well, the thing I did at the beginning of this video was very very simple, if you know about writing chord progressions in minor Keys, which I did an entire video on and literally the thing you saw at the beginning just follows those extremely simple rules. I wrote a chord progression in a minor and the chord progression went a minor to C major 7. Well when a minor at 9:00 and then it went to see C major 7 and then I went to D Minor add 9 and then to F major 7.

So if you reference back to that other video, I would call this a one two a three to a four to a six.

Alright, that's all I did a 1 3 4 6 progression.

But how did I know I was allowed to do a minor at nine. Can I just do a minor add nine anywhere?

Well, yeah, you can do whatever feels good. But the way I see it is if you're adding in that note if that note you're adding into the It is in the scale then go for it. For example. I'm in the key of A minor and the note I want to add in to make a minor at nine is be so I'm asking myself. Okay is be a legal note in the key of A minor and the answer is yes, you're allowed to play a be in the key of A minor. So a minor will function just fine as a substitute for my a minor chord in the key of A minor now see normally my three chord in the key of A minor C. But if I add another note to this as long as that note is in the scale as long as the note is in the key of A minor.

Then I can get away with it. So the note I added in was be makes it a C major 7 chord the arpeggio. I played for C major 7 he's actually found in the very first video of this series. I started episode 1 of the series like nine months ago or something like that, but they were on major sevenths arpeggios.

So to figure out the rest of the arpeggio shapes. I was playing definitely reference back to my video on major 7th arpeggios and then you'll figure out how I actually outline those major 7th chords like the C major 7 and the F major 7 so really what I'm thinking of arpeggios, I'm always thinking Of course for so if you have a chord progression that functions pretty well. It'll probably turn itself well into an arpeggio section as well. And as far as how do you play the arpeggios while I mean really be creative here going up and down as one choice and I did that in the beginning here, but also finding a little pattern. So it's not just up and down and up and down makes a big difference and makes things a little bit more listenable.

I like guitar music, but I hate guitar music where it's just a sweepy sweepy sweepy just up and down up and down and there's no variation of that just a little bit of changes here. There makes a big difference.

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