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The major 7th arpeggio is a flexible and useful melodic lick that can be used in a variety of harmonic progression. In this phrase, the arpeggio is applied to a minor 7th chord. The root of the major 7th chord is the third of the minor 7th chord and the notes stack in thirds on top of that. To make it more interesting, each tone of the arpeggio is ornamented with a triplet. While not a blues lick, the resolution has a blues ending that compliments the last four bars (or turn around) of the progression.