Triads in Action


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In this mini-course, we’ll continue working with simple 3-note chords (triads) in a real bluesy composition. We’ll make use of the basic major triad but also the pesky diminished and augmented chords as well.

I strongly recommend checking out Tuesday Blues #213 along with this mini-course.

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Related Lessons

  • Major Triads: How to Construct Major Chords

    This lesson is a quick introduction into major triads. We'll explore how to build these easy to play little chords by pulling the notes right out of the major scale.

  • Major Triad Inversions: What they are and how to use them

    In this lesson, we'll take a look at what major triad inversions are and then take a quick glimpse at how you can put these little chords to use for you. Hint: if you play with another guitarist often, you'll really want to get comfortable with using inversions!

  • Minor Chord Construction

    In this lesson, we'll take what we learned in Tuesday Blues lesson 26 & 27 about constructing major chords and apply it to minor chords. With one small tweak to the major chord formula, we end up with a minor chord. Changing just one note of a chord can have dramatic results.

  • Lost On The Fretboard? Try These…

    In this lesson, we’ll use the simplest chord forms called triads to map out a solo covering different zones of the fretboard. You’ll learn: What Triads Are and How to Use their Inversions How to Use Linking Notes to Tie Triads Together How to Use Triads as Anchor Points on the Fretboard While Playing Lead

  • Multiply the Chords You Know with This

    In this lesson, I’ll give you 6 chord formulas that will help you form chords all over the guitar neck. I love a good formula. You learn a formula and then you get to apply it in tons of different situations. Without a formula to help us make sense of things, you would probably feel […]

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