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Thread: doubt with an arpeggio

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    doubt with an arpeggio

    Hi iīm new here and iīm from south America so maybe my english is not perfect. Well here i paste an excersice of the Dmajor arpeggio and if you pay attention the autor add some notes that arenīt in the Dmajor arpeggio, but they sound well in D, so my question is how did he do to find those notes.
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    Hi again, i forgot to say that it is applied to a chord progression in the order od Emajor, Dmajor and Amajor. I have the two ones if you want me to post them.
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    i see only one, in 5th bar there's a natural G ... you can do that there's no rule which doesn't allow you. They are usually known as a chromatic notes and tend to be used as passing notes and the composer adds them only because he thinks they fit ...

    lol check out "flight of the bumble" for chromatics

    that's my shot wait for more posts there are better theory guys than me
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    also the key you've shown is in A Major, ony the first CHORD is a D

    All notes from the A Major scale should do i.e. A B C# D E F# G# should be "ok"
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    Even though this is mainly an arpeggio based line, you find neighbor tones (tones right next to a chord tone that resolves to the given chord tone) I remember 3 of them (I can't see them anymore 'cause I'm writting ) a G natural (4th) that resolves to the 3rd of the chord F# (G to F#), then there's a G# (Sharp 4th) that resolves to the 5th (G# to A) and I Think I saw and E (9th) solving to an F#... anyway, they are all neighbor tones, the author took chord tones and lowered them a half step and used those notes right before the actual chord tone. The E note is just part of both the A Major Scale and DMaj9 arpeggio so it could be considered part of either.

    I hope this helps some.

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