With the understanding that (1) I have struggled with your problem myself, and (2) many people here know far more than me (I've learned from the many good suggestions above too) ... I'd say two things: 1. You could approach that chord progression using the relative minor scale (what I call the happy key) very easily because it doesn't change key. That doesn't sound like jazz either and getting away from this is probably why you started looking at a purely arpeggiated approach to begin with. BUT -- for now -- why not mix the two approaches? For example, why not start a phrase low with the familiar scale in an upward direction and then spell the arpeggio across the top 4 strings. Another simple example is a phrase that starts by momentarily sweeping up an arpeggio to the high E string and then takes a familiar scalar approach from there. In sum, now that you've learned a new trick, don't jettison everything else you've already internalized ... keep the some of the old and sprinkle in the new trick. 2. That chord progression has two CLASSIC jazz cliche's ... the II V I the I VI II V. You've created arpeggios for each chord. A next step might be creating a few arpeggio lines that spell out these two cliche's without stopping. That is, create and practice extended-arpeggio-sequences for each of these two cliche's (don't think of this as 8 separate chords with 8 separate apreggios, but as two cliche patterns with two extended-apreggios that span across the individual chords). Here's one lesson teaching this: http://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/ii-v-arpeggio-pattern-jazz-guitar/ There are many others out there. Admittedly, it's harder with your example because the pace of the changes is slow (sometimes the changes come so fast that all you have time to do is spell a sequence of arpeggios). Good luck!