C Major Arpeggio

This page presents the C Major Arpeggio that is rooted on the 6th String 8th fret and an Arpeggio that is rooted on the 5th string 3rd fret.
An Arpeggio is an Italian word and it means the notes of a chord are played, in sequence, one note after another.

Only the 1st (C), 3rd(E), and 5th(G) note of the C Major Scale are played in the arpeggio.

This is distinctly different from strumming a chord where the intention is to let all of the notes of the chord sound simultaneously.

The C Major Arpeggio is shown in the diagram below in two different patterns associated with C Major.

The diagram is followed by the standard notation and tablature for the C Major Arpeggio.

You should practice this arpeggio in both positions until the notes are played smoothly up and down through the C Major Arpeggio.

C Major Arpeggio for Guitar 5th String Root and 6th String Root
(suggested fingering in black numbers, and this does NOT mean required. Do what you do best.)