What is arpeggio?
It is a type of broken chord. Single notes are played with the right hand, while holding a chord with the left hand (assuming that the guitarist is right-handed).
It is actually more like “arpeggiated chord”, because the original arpeggio is playing certain sequence of the scale, for example the 1rst, 3rd, 5th, and 7th notes of the scale.
What is important in the classical arpeggio?
- The thumb ends up freely so it is a softer way to play comparing with the flamenco arpeggio.
- Always make very little movements with both hands, with big movements it is hard to gain speed. It is also important to use the metronome while playing to maintain the speed and be able to do it faster later on.