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Complex Time Arpeggio Patterns

Rick Payman (10059) · [archive]
Style: Acoustic/Folk · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 100
Pages: 1 2 3 4


The following Pages present some examples of repetitive chord-based arpeggio patterns using complex-time signatures.

Although only constructed of a single part, these patterns have much in common with poly-rhythmic patterns comprising two (or more) parts of different rhythm.

The WholeNote Composer is not at all well suited to presenting such complex-time signatures, as the time-signature is limited to 3/4 or 4/4.
For this reason, the Bar divisions as displayed in the Tablature will not correspond to actual Bars in the piece. I have attempted to choose a format whereby at least the entire piece will fit into an integral number of displayed Bars, to facilitate looping.

Most patterns are suitable for both plectrum and finger-style playing.

Author's Note: I will add to the patterns presented here as time allows and demand dictates ...