This Micro Lesson works through a melody in the key of, "F# Natural Minor," scale, (also known as Aeolian Mode).
This melody begins with the use of an arpeggio played from a high-fret, "F#" tone at the 4th string 16th fret. The initial phrase moves into the 9th position and resolves on the 11th fret of the 4th string covering sounds of the keys, "D and C#" chords.
In measure three, the "B Minor," chord is covered by way of a diatonic substitute, "D maj.7" arpeggio. And, in the melodies final measure the "F# Minor" scale is used to phrase a rapid melody line over a "C# and F#" power chord movement.
All in all this short melody covers a few interesting techniques and arpeggio ideas. Work the line slowly and map out the fingerings in a logical manner for building speed and accuracy. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 148: "F# Minor" Aeolian Melody