BASIC Progression of Dominant Sevenths. Chord Diagram is given first, followed by the arpeggio of that chord. Follow fingerings of the chords carefully, using the guide finger examples given in Lesson #1411 "Cycle of Dominants #1".
Abbreviations used for arpeggios are: Arabic numbers = fret hand. Roman number = fret used. A lower case "s" before and after a number indicates the string used. Example: 2 vii s3s = 2nd finger,7th fret,3rd string. EACH ARPEGGIO ranges from the lowest note in position to the highest note in position.
In the next explanation the name of the note will be given with the fingering.
Start the D7 arpeggio with 2 x s6s - "D", 1 ix s5s "F#", shift 1st finger from 9th to 10th fret while using 3rd finger to finger the 3rd note)3 xii s5s "A", 1 x s4s "C", 3 xii s4s "D", 2 xi s3s "F#", 1 x s2s "A", 4 xiii s2s "C", 1 xii s1s "D".
When changing Arpeggios (from D7 to G7) place the starting note (4th finger of the G7 arpeggio - the "D") on the fret used by the last note of the D7 Arpeggio (the 1st finger - the "D").
Notes in the D7 chord, from LOW to HIGH, were D, F#, A, C, D, F#, A, C, D. The notes in the G7 chord used the same note as the last note of the D7 chord .. the "D". Going from HIGH to LOW. D, B, G, F, D, B, G, F, D, B.
Continue playing each chord followed by the arpeggio for that chord.