Watch the Afro Augmented online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 30 Jazz Arpeggio Licks You MUST Know
In this lesson, we discover the Maj7#5 chord arpeggio and how to capture the sound of this sonority in a four bar lick. Here I've chosen to do it over an Afro-Cuban 6/8 feel. So, given the lick, there are actually some interesting things going on rhythmically. I try to feel this lick in a two feel so that you can really hear the triplet underpinning. This sounds comes from the melodic minor scale and is an important one to become conversant with.