Watch the Guitar Gym: Arpeggiation online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Gym: Arpeggiation

Chops: Our heroes have 'em and we all want 'em. In order to get 'em you gotta do what any other person training to better themselves in some way would do - get to the gym! Well, that's exactly what you're going to do - welcome to the Guitar Gym series. No matter what level you're at or if you have various strong and weak points in your technique, Guitar Gym has you covered. Each course is comprised of a collection of leveled Workouts waiting for you to dig into.

Here in Guitar Gym: Arpeggiation, you have but one task and one only: Pick notes within chords on-by-one and let them ring throughout. Not to be confused with the term arpeggio, which is a sequence of notes contained in a chord (called chord tones) played one at a time that DO NOT ring together. Think of it this way: Arpeggiation is a harmonic concept, whereas an arpeggio is a melodic concept.

Split into three leveled sections, Guitar Gym: Arpeggiation guides you through a comprehensive, rigorous game plan for you to get this essential playing element solidified and ready to build on. Each level is split up into three workouts made up of 13 video segments, starting with the overview where I'll give you a quick synopsis of what's in store. The following 12 videos further split the three workouts into three tempos (slow, medium, fast) that all have an accompanying introduction video where I'll explain the ins and outs on how to play the workout. Each workout is clearly laid out for you in Guitar Pro and will be readily available for you to download right from the TrueFire player.

In the three actual workout videos, I'll play through the workout for the amount of time I prescribe in the overview and introduction videos so you'll always have me right there with you (in various views) as you sweat it all out here in Guitar Gym.

At the heart of any drilling regimen, including this one, is precise timing. It not only keeps things orderly in all aspects of music, but also serves as a guide and indicator as to how you're progressing. What's more, anyone who has been in the chops shed knows that one of the most important practices is to increase the tempo incrementally one-by-one. While the three parts of each workout will be presented in a slow-medium-fast fashion in regards to tempo, it's up to you to take the workout into your own shed and incrementally up the tempo while you practice, preparing you for the next tempo mark.

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