Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lesson #079, Building Basic Scales and Chords VI

Hey All,

Lets talk a little bit more about these major triads. Remember that you can play the 1 3 5 in any combination to make a triad. Looking at the 4th string position playing the 4th 3rd and 2nd strings we have the 1 3 5 or the G B D. If we play the 3rd , 2nd and 1st strings in that same position we have the 3 5 1 or the B D G. Thats the same triad because remember the 4th and 1st strings have the same notes only a different pitch(the octaves remember).

If we look at the 4th string position 3 5 1 is stacked up the same as the second string position on the 4th , 3rd and second strings. Same triad......different location on the fingerboard. The same holds true for the second string position on the 3rd, 2nd and 1st strings....they are the 5 3 1.....stacked up the same as the 3rd string position starting with the fourth , 3r, and second strings. I just wanted to make you aware of that as well as you look at these triads. They can be played in different locations on the fingerboard and are perpetual in nature. If you have any questions please let me know and I'll explain it further if need be.

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