Oh dear - i promised a video, it hasnt arrived. In fact, i feel like I am slipping backwards in my understanding of this topic
I have been trying encorporate diminished arpeggio's into my lead playing, because i am keen on the idea they repeat every 3 frets, and like the idea that i can use this to extend the length of my arpeggio's.
I fired up a backing track in C, and as far as i know, the diminished chord in a C scale is the B. B But when i move my arpeggio up/down 3 frets the notes change and slip out of the scale.
My diminished arpeggio for the B chord contains B, D, F. Moving them up and Down 3 frets, adds a G# into the mix - which i understand is a minor 3rd away from the B and F notes, and therefores complete the diminished chord. But G# is not in the scale of C major?
If I was, for example, trying to creat a sweep picking lick over a progression in C, could I still use this arpeggio shape and move it around 3 frets either way?? is the G# adding colour to the sound?
i guess what i am asking, is if I was playing in a certain key, but wanted to use a diminished sweep that i could move around, 3 frets either way, how would i know which diminished arpeggio i could use for that key?
These questions must sound a bit dumb, especially after all the great help and tips I have already been given on this thread, but i am genuinley struggling to grasp how to use these practically.
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