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.
When you want to master the jazz language, one of the first thing to do is to learn scales and modes. Memorize the fingerings on the fretboard. Memorize their names, their compositions. Make the difference between a major, a minor, an augmented or a diminished scale. How many tones in this one, how many half-tones in this other one. Knowing which scales work with which chords. In the long run the practice of scales can be confusing and seems a never ending. Here are some tricks and tips to work out on scales while developing your musical ear, your guitar technique and your theoretical knowledges.
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