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Three Ways to Practice Arpeggios

Mauro Giuliani had it right. He knew all the different ways we could develop and arpeggio: move the thumb, move all the fingers, and rotate through the fingers. Click the images below to see a larger version.

Keep in mind these variations can be applied to any arpeggio pattern. As long as it repeats, you can move the thumb, move all the fingers, or rotate through all the fingers.

1. Move the Thumb

p i m Classical Guitar Arpeggio

p i m Arpeggio (thumb moving)

2. Move All the Fingers

p i m Classical Guitar Arpeggio

p i m Arpeggio (moving all fingers)

3. Rotating Through the Fingers

So we start with p i m.

p i m Classical Guitar Arpeggio

The Basic p i m Arpeggio

And here are the two variations.

i m p Arpeggio

i m p Classical Guitar Arpeggio

m p i Classical Guitar Arpeggio

m p i Arpeggio