Arpeggio is when the notes in a particular chord are played one after other. For example, the notes that create the C chord are C, E and G. When we play theses notes separately one after another, we form the arpeggio of C, and when we play these three notes in the same time we have the C chord.

Guitar Arpeggios

It is worth to highlight that the guitar players also are used to another definition to arpeggios, associated to a specific technique. Which is the ability of playing a note with a string, with movements of up and down in the fretboard of the instrument.

For this, it is good to not mistake the things here. Always when we speak about arpeggios, we are talking about the notes in a specific chord. Otherwise, we will let this clear.

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