“Blues for Alice” by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert – Arpeggio study

We are continuing our series on “Blues For Alice” with an arpeggio study. All of the arpeggios played here are ascending. Note that we are not playing all of the arpeggios in this particular study: since there are so many ii-Vs in sequences, I chose to only play the 3rd of most Dominant 7 chords.

Blues for Alice (Part 5/6) - An arpeggio study

"Blues for Alice" (Part 5/6) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac) - An arpeggio study
I wrote some diagrams above the music notation to indicate optional fingerings for some of the lines.
This study should give you some ideas for creating your own lines while improvising. Think of those arpeggios as starting points for melodic phrases.

Blues for Alice - List of Jazz Chronicles

  • The melody
  • 3-note voicings
  • Comping study
  • 4-note groupings
  • An arpeggio study (this chronicle)
  • Improvising with quarter notes only

If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact me through The Guitar Channel by commenting below or directly through my website brunojazz.com.

See you again soon!


Note from The Guitar Channel

If you are looking for an excellent Jazz guitar teacher, I highly recommend Bruno. He produced many Jazz chronicles in French for La Chaîne Guitare which were highly appreciated by the Backstage Pass subscribers. I also took a Skype lesson with him once (read the story about it in this article) and it was a lot of fun and very useful to help my play better and increase my vocabulary on guitar.

Skype guitar lesson with Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert


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