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Watch the G to Am Chord Connection online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Vertical Soloing

In this lesson I will demonstrate sequences as applied to the G and Am arpeggios. This is a great way to develop question and answer phrasing in your solos. The sequence can be melodic or rhythmic. For example, try a figure of a quarter note and a dotted half note for the rhythm (1, 2, 3, 4) and apply the following melodic choices for each chord: 1 3, 3 1, 1 5, 5 1, 3 5, 5 3.

Use this chart for any two chords for a thorough workout of melodic connections and sequences restricted to the arpeggios. Just use the appropriate formula for either a major or minor triad. Then start playing with the phrasing to provide an endless supply of ideas.