3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise-all 12 keys

I wanted to include backing tracks for a very useful 3-5-7-9 arpeggio exercise that appears in Bert Ligon’s “Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians” book. If you don’t already have a copy of Bert’s books you should invest in them. They contain a wealth of practical information to improve your jazz chops.

The exercise is 2.20 on page 43 of this book. Due to copyright restrictions I am not able to include the chart. I have included backing tracks in all keys. The tracks are in concert key.

In the key of F the progression is:

|Gm7|C7|Fmaj7|Bbmaj7|Em7b5|A7|Dm|D7| and repeats

The point of the exercise is to start on the third of each chord. Octave displacement is used in every other measure of the arpeggio on the second note. The seventh resolves into the third of the successive chord by a step.

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of C follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of Dflat follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of D follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of Eb follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of E follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of F follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of Fsharp follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of G follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of Aflat follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of A follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of Bflat follows:
 

3-5-7-9 Arpeggio Exercise in the Key of B follows:
 

Comments

  1. Great exercise. Nice for working on playing a clean line through the changes.