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There are many possible situations in which a dm7 arpeggio can be used. For the video, I kept the harmony simple and played the dim7 arpeggio over an E7 chord and an A minor pentatonic scale over an Am chord. When used in this way, the dim7 arpeggio is a tension sound and it needs to resolve to the Am sound.
When practising over the chords, try to join dim7 arpeggio ideas to A minor pentatonic scale ideas. It is always a good idea to anticipate the next chord and play ideas just before the new chord sound has arrived.
There are so many songs in the key of A minor that contain one or more E7 chords. Look out for these two chords and try to incorporate the dim7 arpeggio into your playing.
Can you see how the shapes look like sandwiches? If you turn the diagrams on their sides, the 1st and 4th finger parts are the bread and the filling changes to either the 2nd finger or the 3rd finger depending on which string set the shape is played.
Any dim7 arpeggio or chord can move in 3 fret jumps. An easy way to think about this is by moving your 1st finger to the fret of the 4th finger when ascending and moving the 4th finger to the fret of the 1st finger when descending.
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