Watch the B Ionian 4 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from 50 Modal Licks You MUST Know

This lick demonstrates just how great major 7 arpeggio's can sound to outline the underlying harmony. The opening phrase is a B major 7th arpeggio ascending from the major 7th note A#.

The second main portion of this idea is an E major 7th arpeggio but this time used to cascade from the D# (major 7th) in descending fashion.

Keep in mind that your opening ideas and resolution points are key to creating great licks.