- What is arpeggio?
- It is a type of broken chord. You are playing single notes with your right hand, while holding a chord with your left hand.
- It is actually more like "arpeggiated chord", because the original arpeggio is playing sertain sequence of the scale, for example 1rst 3rd 5th and 7th notes of the scale
- What is important in the flamenco arpeggio?
- The thumb always ends up on the next string. It is called apoyando. This gives a stronger bass line compare with the classical way of picking.
- The thumb has be ready for the next movement so it is placed always to the string which comes next, this placement always happens while playing with the ring, middle or index finger, unless it ends up on the string which supposed to come next.
- Exception is playig the D string with your thumb because it does not end up that time on the next string, it more like ends freely (so it does not disturb the other fingers which might be using the string below (G string).
- Always make really little movements in both hands, with big movements it is hard to gain speed. It is also important to use the metronome while playing, otherwise it is difficult to gain speed, or keep the speed up.
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- Flamenco arpeggio No1: Guitarpro5, PDF.