Dominant 7th Arpeggios (Guitar Lesson)


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Nick Kellie

Dominant 7th Arpeggios

Nick Kellie demonstrates the dominant 7th arpeggios as they relate to the CAGED system.

Taught by Nick Kellie in Theory and Improvisation with Nick Kellie seriesLength: 9:29Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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crefroscrefros replied on May 23rd, 2014

Nick, I have been learning your lessons and trying to make sense of them. Today I ran into this article (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/scales/9_reasons_why_the_caged_system_for_guitar_scales_sucks.html) and I was wondering how you would respond to it. Reading this article makes me think I shouldn't spend so much timing learning the CAGED system.

chrisbourgeoischrisbourgeois replied on May 2nd, 2014

Nick, a friend of mine recommended I learn the CAGED System, and I found your lessons. They are excellent. However, I can't find the C MAJOR DOMINANT 7th G7 5 shape arpeggios. They don't seem to be in the video or supplemental printouts. Could someone please check. I need to know the proper fingering and would benefit from seeing the tablature also. Thanks, Chris

chrisbourgeoischrisbourgeois replied on May 7th, 2014

Love the CAGED system. Can't find the video where you are playing the Dominant 7th Arpeggios for G Dominant 7th five shapes. Also in the Supplemental Content I don't see the G Dominant 7th arpeggios written out. I've printed out the CAGED DOMINANT 7 ARPEGGIOS sheet with tabs and notes but can't find it for the G7. Thanks, Chris

raffybraffyb replied on July 13th, 2013

Nick, I am getting the hang of triad arpeggios. I get the basic fingering committed to muscle memory, but how do I know when it is time to move on to the next lesson? Is there a certain tempo (BPM) at which I should be able to play the arpeggio before moving on? Thanks!

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied on June 15th, 2012

Nice! Thanks Nick!

gabe dgabe d replied on November 16th, 2010

I'm confused, what is a major 7 chord compared to a Dom7 chord? Why is there no lesson on major 7th chords, or am I not seeing it?

rarebird0rarebird0 replied on February 13th, 2014

I think it would have been helpful if Nick would have said that to make a 7th chord, you lower the note that is usually a superfluous octave in a chord one whole step. It's a little counter-intuitive--it sounds like you're adding a note above the 5th of the major chord, but you're doing that by lowering the unnecessary octave by a whole step. No criticism intended. There are a lot of mine fields in music speak.

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on November 23rd, 2010

lesso on major 7's is on the way... The difference between major 7 and dominant 7 is the 7th interval itself. Major 7 comes from the unaltered R 3 5 7 lifted straight from the Major scale. Dominant 7 has R 3 5 b7... that b7 gives the chord a more bluesy sound and is used in the blues.

gibstratgibstrat replied on April 11th, 2010

right on joel13 , listen to the music by the doobies would be awesome to learn in here

steveeulbergsteveeulberg replied on April 9th, 2010

Nick, I understand where the chords' shapes come from for the CAGED system, but because the arpeggios doesn't start on the root, I find how the arpeggio shapes relate to the CAGED chords a bit confusing. What clues do you use to remember?

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on April 9th, 2010

I hear ya steve - For example, with the D shape arpeggio I just remember that it always starts 2 frets up from the root on the 6th string... thats never gonna change - so if you memorize that, it will always help you. Or another way to look at it is the the D shape arpeggio starts parallel to the note on the high E string in the D shape chord. The way the D shape arpeggio relates to the D shape chord is that it is based around the same fret territory as the D shape chord. Hope that helps

steveeulbergsteveeulberg replied on April 9th, 2010

I love that, "failing that" just play the full chord!

stratmusicstratmusic replied on April 7th, 2010

Great lessons Nick! These recorded lessons are really helping to tie things together that you talk about in your live sessions. Thanks!

joel13joel13 replied on April 7th, 2010

Nick, keep up the lessons! I love your live sessions, and these are even better! And for a song, I would suggest that you could teach a Doobie Brothers song.

Theory and Improvisation with Nick Kellie

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Nick Kellie teaches the CAGED system and theory of modes based around this system of learning.



Lesson 1

CAGED System

Nick Kellie teaches the CAGED system and the 3 point root guidelines to finding your chords.

Length: 22:29 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Major Triad Arpeggios

Building on the CAGED system he taught in lesson 1, Nick teaches the major triad arpeggios built off those chords.

Length: 7:13 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Dominant 7th Arpeggios

Nick Kellie demonstrates the dominant 7th arpeggios as they relate to the CAGED system.

Length: 9:29 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Major Pentatonic Scales in the CAGED System

Nick Kellie demonstrates the major pentatonic scales as they relate to the CAGED system shapes.

Length: 7:40 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

CAGED System Major Scale

Nick Kellie demonstrates the major scales in relation to the five shapes of the CAGED system.

Length: 5:35 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

CAGED Minor Shapes

Now that he has already covered the major CAGED shapes, Nick Kellie demonstrates the minor shapes for the CAGED system.

Length: 10:58 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Minor Triad Arpeggios

Nick Kellie teaches the minor triad arpeggios for the CAGED system.

Length: 5:19 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Minor 7th Arpeggios

Nick Kellie teaches the minor 7th arpeggios as they relate to the CAGED system.

Length: 6:39 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Minor Pentatonic Scale

Nick Kellie demonstrates the minor pentatonic scales as it relates to the CAGED system.

Length: 3:10 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

CAGED Natural Minor Scale

Nick Kellie demonstrates the natural minor scale using the CAGED system.

Length: 4:29 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Intervals

Nick Kellie discusses intervals and interval spacing on the guitar.

Length: 24:28 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Parent Scales

Nick Kellie discusses the three parent scales that all other diatonic scales are derived from.

Length: 10:14 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

Harmonizing the Major Scale

Nick Kellie discusses how to harmonize the diatonic major scale.

Length: 13:19 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

Modes of the Major Scale

Nick Kellie discusses the seven modes derived from the diatonic major scale.

Length: 22:07 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

Phrygian Mode

Nick Kellie covers the Phrygian mode of the major scale.

Length: 6:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 16

Lydian Mode

Nick Kellie covers the Lydian mode of the major scale.

Length: 7:37 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

Mixolydian Mode

Nick Kellie covers the Mixolydian mode in five positions.

Length: 8:10 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 18

Aeolian Mode

Nick Kellie demonstrates the Aeolian mode in five positions.

Length: 5:09 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 19

Locrian Mode

Nick Kellie covers the Locrian mode in five positions.

Length: 6:20 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 20

Changing Keys Using Modes

Nick Kellie explains how to change modes while improvising.

Length: 15:26 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 21

Building Modal Chord Progressions

Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates how to create modal chord progressions within the seven different modes.

Length: 28:35 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 22

Chord Development

Nick Kellie discusses chord development. Taking key strategies from pianists, Nick demonstrates how playing with a single bass note can benefit your chord construction.

Length: 15:17 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 23

Lick Development

Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates how to use the licks you learn.

Length: 11:14 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 24

Determining the Key

Nick Kellie demonstrates how to find the key of a song.

Length: 13:49 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 25

Non-Diatonic Chord Progressions

Nick discusses and demonstrates some uses for non-diatonic chords within a progression.

Length: 7:08 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 26

7th Chords

Nick explains how to harmonize the major scale with diatonic 7th chords.

Length: 11:27 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 27

Soloing Over Chords

Nick explains how to use scales and modes effectively when soloing over a chord progression.

Length: 9:53 Difficulty: 1.5 FREE
Lesson 28

Modal Alterations

Nick discusses how to transpose a lick or riff into a different mode.

Length: 8:36 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 29

Modal Pentatonic Scales

Nick Kellie demonstrates pentatonic scales derived from the modes of the major scale.

Length: 9:32 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 30

9th Chords

Nick Kellie discusses 9th chords, how they are used, and demonstrates a few voicings to get you started.

Length: 8:35 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 31

11th Chords

Nick Kellie discusses 11th chords and their applications.

Length: 4:39 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 32

13th Chords

Nick Kellie discusses and demonstrates voicings for 13th chords.

Length: 6:08 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 33

Dorian and Super Locrian

Nick Kellie discusses how to use the Dorian and Super Locrian modes effectively within a single chord progression.

Length: 10:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 34

Jazz Soloing #1

Nick Kellie discusses concepts and ideas for soloing over jazz compositions.

Length: 20:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 35

Jazz Soloing #2

Nick Kellie demonstrates jazz solo techniques for his song "30 Hour Journey."

Length: 10:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 36

Building Chords

Nick Kellie demonstrates and discusses building chords and chordal tones from within a scale.

Length: 5:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 37

Reading Scale Charts

Nick Kellie discusses how to read scale charts pertaining to the CAGED system of playing.

Length: 8:36 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 38

Understanding Modal Playing

Nick Kellie returns to his theory and improvisation series with a lesson on understanding modal playing and separating the modes from their parent scales.

Length: 35:16 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 39

Separating Modes from Their Parent Scales

In lesson 38, Nick discussed more basics on understanding modes and modal playing. In this lesson, he discusses separating your modes from their parent scales to give a more balanced and modal sound to...

Length: 16:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 40

Practical Modal Applications

Returning to his theory and improvisation series, Nick discusses how you might already being applying modal playing without even knowing it. He discusses how you can pull modal scale ideas and progressions...

Length: 9:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 41

Scale Sequencing

Nick Kellie returns to his Theory and Improvisation series with a discussion on scale sequencing. In this lesson he discusses how sequencing in both numeric and intervalic forms can open up the scale...

Length: 12:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 42

Pentatonic Scale Sequencing

Now that Nick has covered the basic concepts of sequencing scales, he covers how you might sequence within the pentatonic scale. He also discusses linear and non-linear playing.

Length: 14:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 43

Sequencing Triads

Nick Kellie returns with another look at sequencing. Nick has been talking primarily about playing sequences using diads or intervals. In this lesson, he demonstrates sequences based on diatonic triads...

Length: 7:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 44

Diatonic Seventh Chord Arpeggios

Now that you've learned how to sequence triads, Nick applies the same concepts horizontally with diatonic seventh chords and their arpeggios.

Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 45

Harmonizing Keys

Nick Kellie discusses how a key is harmonized and how this knowledge can help unlock playing over chords and within different keys.

Length: 15:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 46

Backing Track Study #1

In his 46th lesson, Nick Kellie takes an applied approach to soloing over a backing track. In this lesson, he discusses ways to solo and connect scales and modes over his track "Melody of Hope".

Length: 18:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 47

Backing Track Study #2

Nick Kellie takes a look at another backing track and discusses how to implement scale ideas over it.

Length: 15:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 48

Scales and 3rd Intervals

In this lesson, Nick discusses how applying the third interval across a scale idea can open up melodic ideas in your playing. To get you started, he teaches the third interval pattern for all adjacent...

Length: 10:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Nick Kellie View Full Biography Nick was awarded the BBC Big Band Jazz awards "John Dankworth trophy for outstanding young soloist" and recorded a special show for BBC radio 2. He was invited to become a member of the Wigan Jazz Orchestra, and has played as part of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. He has played extensive gigs which include accompaniment, reading, soloing as well as styles ranging from Soul, R&B, Blues, Rock and Jazz in locations such as London, Norway, Germany and Greece.

Nick, with his professional approach towards music, brings enthusiasm and musicality to every project he is involved with. As well as being a guitarist Nick is also a fine vocalist and can sing lead vocals as well as backing vocals.

In London Nick has been involved with many projects such as Fresh Claim, which features Nick on guitar, and Jon Plotel on Bass (Billy Ocean, The Real Thing) and Vanessa Haynes band featuring members of Jeff Beck group, Eric Clapton’s Band and Allan Holdsworth’s Band. For a time Nick resided in Nashville TN where he played with many local musicians. In addition he also played in a Jazz Fusion band named "Shammah", with whom he has recorded an album.

Most recently Nick was signed to Digital Nations www.digital-nations.com - part of Steve Vai's record label and has recorded an album entitled "For A Brother" with his band "Nick Kellie Band". Upon hearing the album, Steve contacted Nick with regard to a release on his own label. It has been released in the USA, Europe and Asia. As well as this, Nick is also an endorsee of Elixir guitar strings, which are world-renowned.

Nick Also contributed to around 21 issues of Europe's biggest selling guitar magazine - "Total Guitar" in his series of articles, "Techniques of the rich and famous" and "Steal their style".

Having taught at Europe's top two guitar schools, Nick was also appointed as head of the guitar department at Guitar Getaways.

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