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In 12/8 grooves, guitarists often default to arpeggios played from the bottom up. There’s nothing wrong with that, but this lick shows just how compelling downward arpeggios can be. Also note the smooth melodic arc across this 4­bar phrase. That is, the first note in each bar is F#, then E, then D, then C#.