One of the fundamental theoretical elements to understand music is the harmonization of the major scale. Harmonizing scale is building chords with notes. For this, you have to stack thirds (It is also possible to harmonize the major scale in fourths). If you are wondering why thirds and not seconds or sixths for example, the reason is mainly historical: our music today is based on harmony in thirds. Once you have read this lesson, you will be able to find the tonality of a song simply by looking at its chords, you will know which scale to play on which chord progressions.
Mastering Triads on the guitar is necessary for any guitarist who wants to expand is fretboard and theory knowledge. These chords are not really considered as jazz chords because of their basic sound, but they can be efficient tools for comping and chord soloing. Indeed, the strong point of these chords is the simplicity of learning and playing. You will find in this lesson 48 positions to play major, minor , diminished and augmented triad chords on the guitar.
A new page has been published on the website. It's about major triad chords. Triads are a combination of three-note chords built by stacking thirds. They are generally the first chords to learn for a beginner guitarist. Playing triads on all over the guitar fretboard will expand your musical and comping knowledge. This is a very important part to master before tackling seventh chords and other more advanced.
This lesson contains 12 major triad chords with diagrams and charts included 4 root voicings and their related inversions.