Watch the Ionian & Lydian Arpeggios online guitar lesson by John Stowell from Modern Jazz Improv

Notice as I played my examples here that some of my lines were coming from chord shapes (for example F or Bb major chords, Ionian or Lydian, as D minor Dorian or Aeolian). I will also use open strings when they apply. In this case, all of the open strings work against D minor, so I might use an open A or D string in the bass, or an open high E or B string to add the 9th or the 6th, respectively.