Watch the Horizontal 3-Note Arpeggios online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Modern Method for Guitar

In this play-along we play the 3-note arpeggios around the cycle of fourths on the top E string.

1. Play the horizontal major arpeggios as demonstrated in this play-along video and written in the notation that follows.

2. Starting with the root on the top string, play the major arpeggios: 1-3-5-3-1, using quarter notes, ending with a whole note on the root, around the cycle of fourths. When you get to the hold note think ahead to the next arpeggio you are going to play.

3. It is up to you to take this exercise to the other 5 strings.

4. Note that in the video I do all 12 keys on the high E string. Another approach is to play each key on all 6 strings before moving to the next key.