Advanced Guitar Exercises

Arpeggios, modes and extended chords

Advanced exercises from the courses

There’s a lot of material to get through in the advanced course. You’ve got the seven modes and the four arpeggios. There are seventeen technical exercises and not mention, the acoustic songs!

Worth noticing is the connection between all this and what you learned during your intermediate studies.

A barre chord can easily be extended to a 7th note chord, all modes are built by adding notes to the pentatonic shapes you already know. The chromatic and sweeping exercises are developed by having more complex rhythms.

Preview the exercises by following a link to each topic below.


Advanced ArpeggiosArpeggios are quicker to learn and apply than the modes as there are only four of them, the maj7, dom7, min7, and min7b5.

They look very similar to the barre chord shapes as well so you’re merely bridging a gap here between chord and scale.

Go to Advanced arpeggios.

Chord progression

Advanced Chord ProgressionIn the advanced course, you learn how to play the Ionian mode (the major scale) and how to extend all its barre chords into 7th note chords.

On this page, we pair these two concepts as we play each chord from every note of the major scale, in every shape.

Go to Advanced chord progression.


Advanced ChordacusChordacus display all chords, modes, and arpeggios clearly all over the fret board.

You can use this software to help you as you practice any of the above.

Go to Advanced chordacus.


Advanced ChordsThis page contains video lessons that demonstrate how to extend all your barre chord shapes to min7, maj7, dom7, and min7b5.

To get the full picture you must practice these chord shapes all over the neck in every key.

Go to Advanced chords.

Chromatic exercises

Advanced Chromatic ExercisesOn this page, you find another seventeen variations on the chromatic and sweeping exercises.

Practice these regularly and you will improve your pick control, sweep technique, timing, and what is to many young students really important, speed.

Go to Advanced chromatic exercises.

More chords

Advanced More ChordsThere are more chords to learn than the standard seventh note chords when you play the advanced guitar songs in the course.

On this page, you’ll find video lessons for how to play the add9, sus2, sus4, 7sus4, 6, and dim7 chords.

Go to More chords.

Rhythmical exercises

Advanced Rhythmical ExercisesThere are another fifteen rhythmical exercises to get your teeth into on this page.

You won’t need to spend much time with these and once completed,  you can develop them and even write your own exercises.

Go to Advanced rhythmical exercises.


Advanced ScalesIn the advanced course, we learn all those scales called modes. That’s Ionian, Aeolian, Lydian, etc in great depth.

You need to learn them in all shapes before you connect them up and down the neck. Finally, we run it through the cycle of 4th.

Go to Advanced scales.

Songwriters swivel

SWS ThumbHere you find how you can easily add all modes and arpeggios using the advanced SWS.

All chords are still organized in the same way, the same system simply extends to include modes and arpeggios.

Go to Advanced songwriters swivel.

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