Arpeggios Introduction.

Arpeggios are perhaps the most important tool in the bass players arsenal. They are simple enough to learn early, and you will be using them all throughout your playing career.

The word Arpeggio means 'Broken Chord', which is exactly what they are. If you play the notes in a guitar or piano chord one by one, you will have an arpeggio. This means that the arpeggio notes will always work in a bass line when played under the appropriate chord.

Remember, it is important to match the correct arpeggio with the chord that is playing. I.e. Major arpeggio with major chords, minor arpeggio with minor chords, 7th arpeggio with 7th chords.