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Watch the C Form: Arpeggio online guitar lesson by Dave Celentano from CAGED Commander

When the notes of a chord are played individually this is called an 'arpeggio'. In this course we'll look speciffically at the C major 'triad' arpeggio. A triad is a three note chord consisting of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes from the major scale. Sometimes a particular chord grip won't allow every available note in the chord to sound - either two chord tones are on the same string or not enough fingers to play all available notes. Playing arpeggio style allows all chord tones in a particular scale pattern to be heard. The charts attached show the 'C form' arpeggio shape and exercise for developement. If the tempo is too fast, try playing quarter notes (one note per beat).