Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Major triads up the neck, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Alright, so now let's move on…to understanding triads a little bit better,…and let's see how they move up the neck vertically.…So first, let's start with major triads,…and I want to just explain to you…how a major triad is created, first of all.…If you look at C, a C-Major triad goes C-E-G.…And that is really four half-steps…plus three half-steps that creates that chord.…We're going to really think about it being as 1-3-5.…
So if you're thinking about a scale, a C-D-E-F-G,…you're playing the first note, third note,…and fifth note, 1-3-5.…Let's look at it now in A, on the thinnest three strings.…That's root, third, fifth.…If we want to play it higher up on the neck,…instead of spelling it root-third-fifth,…we can put the third on the bottom.…That's third-fifth-root.…This is what's known as first inversion.…Okay, and then the next shape up,…would be the fifth, the root, the third.…
That's known as second inversion.…After that it starts over with the root position…an octave higher.…So since you have three notes,…you have three different ways to play it.…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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