Rognvald wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:02 pm
" So any tips on how to approach arpeggios and jazz in general. " Ali
You'll never learn to play Jazz reading a "How To" book. Most, in my opinion, even by the "luminaries" are laughable. Unless you want to become one of the music machines that are being reproduced in our universities(the exception being Berklee in Boston), you'll need to do the following:
1.) Listen, listen, listen to recordings of the "greats."
2.) Listen to live Jazz Music as much as possible
3.) Study and Master Music Theory in all its facets
4.) Master your instrument
5.) Start playing with ensembles as much as possible
6.) Steal music ideas from everyone to increase your musical depth
7.) Know every scale and chord and be able to play them on recall--forward and backward
8.) Learn the Jazz standards and then . . . after twenty years, or so, of dedication, you might be able to play Jazz. However, it is not a guarantee.
How do you like those odds? Playing again . . . Rognvald
A lot of truth but a bit extreme!
Playing jazz is like learning a language, if you immerse yourself it comes quicker. It's difficult to become proficient by just dabbling in it now and again. It doesn't take 20 years, though you could argue that you never truly master any aspect of music.
To the OP, re Arpeggios - work on the caged system it's a good way to formulate a geography of the guitars neck so that your chord and scale ideas are informing each other. Learn the major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th and the minor 7b5 arpeggio shapes in the five different fingerboard positions.
That will give you a good start as these can be used as substitutes to give you the hip sounds eg playing Dm7 arp over a G7 chord will give you the sound of G dominant13 or playing the Fm7b5 arpeggio over a G7 will give you the b9, #5, 3rd and b7 from the G altered scale.
It is a worm hole but it's fun