Mixing Modes & Arpeggios

Modes and arpeggios work well together. This lick starts on F moving to G Aeolian. We play up the neck in a 3 note per string sequence till we reach 4 octaves to the 15th fret G. Next we finish with a G minor arpeggio. Try this idea using other modes and their corresponding arpeggios.

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