Arpeggios with 7th : Majors

The next ones are major 7th arpeggios, basically a major arpeggio is a major chord with a major 7th note. So the structure would be root, major 3rd, perfect 5th and a major 7th. In a diatonic major scale we have major 7th arpeggios starting in the I and IV degrees, modes ionian and lydian, respectively.

The 1st example is an E major 7th or Emaj7 arpeggio played in two strings, so the notes are E, G#, B and D#. Check it out!

The next one is a 3 string Emaj7 arpeggio. Notice the use of hammer on and pull off…

Let´s continue with a common shape of a 5 string Cmaj7 arpeggio. Check it out!

Like I wrote before, the next arpeggios are usually used for shredding… There´s another way of looking at a major 7th, we can say that if we play a minor arpeggio starting on the 3rd note of the chord, over a major chord we will add a maj7 to our chord. In other words, if we play a C#m arpeggio over an A chord, we will get an Amaj7 sound. Have fun!

Here´s a 6 string Dmaj7 arpeggio. In this example we have a mix of everything. We have sweeping, slides notes, legato…