Watch the Introduction online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: The Golden Arp
A common problem that
students encounter is "note option anxiety". By that I mean they
learn scales and become overwhelmed with note choices or they try to play so
many different notes that they disregard phrasing and miss chord changes.
This lesson involves an in-depth study of Add 9 arpeggios which will deal
with this "note option anxiety". The Add 9 arpeggio is a wonderful
melodic tool consisting of the root, third, fifth and ninth steps of the
major scale. It is the skeletal framework for playing lyrical melodies and
it's transparent harmonic qualities are very appealing. The fact that you are
dealing with a four note entity instead of a seven note scale further
enhances your phrasing and note permutation accessibility.
This lesson will thoroughly cover the Add 9 arpeggio in an organized
fashion based on layouts involving note-per-string forms. This will help you
"see" the information on the fingerboard in a variety of ways thus
helping you develop your own sound. Some of these arpeggios will be quite
demanding because of the stretching that is required, so take your time and
choose whatever is comfortable for you at this time.