Back Home in C Major
Back Home is also a crowd pleaser. It has a comfortable pace and a nice round bass with plenty of tone. Overall, it’s a very warm tune that is incredibly friendly for exploring A minor pentatonic shapes and blending them with the major scale in the C major position.
It’s also great for trying out some arpeggios and adding them to your scale tones. Since the tune is a two chord vamp (CMaj7 | FMaj7) arpeggios are easy to find. Play your favorite CMaj7 chord shape, any tone in it is an arpeggio note. If you play a line from those notes, you are playing an arpeggio … which are the sweet tones you’ll find in any line.
Explore arpeggio lines in both CMaj7 and Fmaj7. Switch between the two and play them over the backing track. Don’t treat them like a scale. Treat them like very special tones they are and make the most of them. Arpeggios are simple in concept, yet guitarists struggle to fully embrace them. Just think of them as a note choice. Skip over notes and reach for new intervals. Keep the ones you like. Remember the shapes you create.