8 easy arpeggios for beginners

There is a wide variety of arpeggios that we can play on the guitar, but if you have never played any I recommend starting with these 8 easy arpeggios for beginners.

These are presented in a progressive way so that you can practice them little by little and at your own pace. I recommend practicing the arpeggios first with the right hand only and when you have mastered them play with the corresponding chords.

That said, let’s take a look at these 8 easy arpeggios:

Arpeggio with pim pattern

This arpeggio is one of the first arpeggios you usually learn. You can play it on the strings I mention in the video -changing only the bass with the thumb- or if you want you can also change the 3rd and 2nd for the 2nd and 1st strings if the notes belong to the chord.

Mim | Sol | Do | Si7 :|| Mim

Arpeggio with pimi pattern

This second arpeggio, within the category of easy arpeggios, consists of a pattern similar to the previous one with the difference of only one finger. We only have to add another index finger at the end and return to string 3.

Mim | Sol | Do | Si7 :|| Mim

Easy arpeggios with pimimi pattern

Just because we give the arpeggio a name, as in this case pimimi, does not mean that you have to learn by heart the sequence of fingers. What you do have to exercise is motor or muscle memory.

Mim | Sol | Do | Si7 :|| Mim

Two notes at a time

For this pattern we will play the bass with the thumb followed by the string 3 and 2 at the same time with the index finger and thumb.

If you want to learn correctly these easy arpeggios for beginners you have to take into account speed (play them very slowly) and precision. The latter will only be achieved if you play them slowly.

A | Mi | Re | La La Mi :|| La

Adding the annular

Easy arpeggio patterns are usually limited if we do not add other finger combinations. Therefore, in this arpeggio we are going to play string 1 with the ring finger on the first sixteenth note of the second beat.

We can take advantage of this arpeggio and use it to improve our right hand finger dexterity. And I don’t want to be repetitive with what I say but PLAY IT SLOWLY.

C | G7 | G7 |

Triplets with ring

Sometimes I can make the mistake of saying that there are easy arpeggios and if they don’t sound good to the student they can get frustrated and feel useless thinking that they were not born to play the guitar. However, keep in mind that some require a little more effort than others.

By this I mean that there are some easy arpeggios that are easy BUT only when you have practiced them repeatedly.

By the way there is something I have not commented on in the video and it is the following:

First of all: If you have never played arpeggios before, chances are that when you play this pattern, your hand will start jumping backwards and consequently you will end up moving your wrist as well. Watch this posture, the hand should not move out of place. Only the fingers are doing the movement.

The second thing: In the video I said there was a Metallica song that did this arpeggio pattern. Here it is:

Anonymous Romance-style triplet

This is another very effective and beautiful arpeggio. Practice it following the instructions in the video and you will see good results in your performance.

Arpeggio with jumps

We have finally arrived at one of our last easy arpeggios of this post. This arpeggio however is not as easy as the previous ones because it will require some concentration, especially if you combine it with different chords.

| Rem | Sol7 | Do | Lam :|| Lam :||

Well I hope you liked this post. Don’t forget to leave your comment below if you have any questions or suggestions about this or any other related lesson.

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