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A cool way to ascend up the fret board is to use major triad arpeggios like this. The first arpeggio is an A major arpeggio with a bend up from the F# to a G#, I then pedal that against the B note to create a rich double stop minor 3rd grind.
I then play a D major arpeggio and an E major arpeggio. The resolve is to the note B, the 5th of the E chord.