Watch the One - Two - One Forms online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: The Golden Arp

The final inversion of the one-two-one forms of the Add 9 arpeggio is 3rd inversion. These are not stretched out and are quite useful.


Measure one of ex. 21 presents this arpeggio on the 6th, 5th and 4th strings. The finger toll with the 2nd finger is the only technical challenge. Measure three is identical to measure one because of the guitar’s tuning. Measure two presents problems with the fact that 3 of the notes are all in the same fret. Ah, those pesky finger rolls! And finally measure four is straightforward position playing. The final inversion of the one-two-one forms of the Add 9 arpeggio is 3rd inversion. These are not stretched out and are quite useful.


Measure one of ex. 21 presents this arpeggio on the 6th, 5th and 4th strings. The finger toll with the 2nd finger is the only technical challenge. Measure three is identical to measure one because of the guitar’s tuning. Measure two presents problems with the fact that 3 of the notes are all in the same fret. Ah, those pesky finger rolls! And finally measure four is straightforward position playing with a dampening issue of the 3rd string. Follow the video for a discussion of each of these arpeggios. Try linking all four inversions of the one-two-one forms up and down the neck so that you can "see" more clearly your options on your instrument.