Lesson 84: Triads
The triad is very strong. Especially the major and the minor triad.
Practice triads up and down the neck. There are many different fingering shapes - for root position, 1st and 2nd inversion:
Here you can see the fingerings for the different inversions of the C major and A minor triad on strings 123 and 234.
Triads Inside the Harmony
Triads can be used to outline the harmony very explicitely like this:
You can also make up triadic patterns that don't outline the harmony per se, but that are still inside the key:
You can embellish the line with chromatic approach tones:
Triads Outside the Harmony
A third thing you can do is to use triads to go completely outside the harmony.
Check out this II-V-I lick:
and this II-V-I lick:
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