(PRWEB) June 11, 2014
A Triad is a three note chord. A Major Triad consists of the Root Note, the note that a chord derives its name from, the Third (Major Third) and Fifth (Perfect Fifth) notes of the Major Scale. A Minor Triad consists of Root Note, Flat Third (Minor Third), and Fifth (Perfect Fifth). When a Triad is composed in Root Position the notes are arranged in the order of 1-3-5 for Major and 1-flat 3-5 for Minor. Triads can be inverted so that the Root Note is not the lowest note. The First Inversion is where the Root Note is moved to the highest pitch making the order 3-5-1 for a Major Triad and flat 3-5-1 for a Minor Triad. The Second Inversion is where the Root Note and Third Note are both moved about the Fifth making the order 5-1-3 for a Major Triad and 5-1-flat 3 for a Minor Triad. There are also Triad formulas for Augmented and Diminished as well.
“Triads are very versatile”, says MacLennan, “they can be used in a jazz tune or a metal tune or in classical music, it doesn’t matter”. Jon demonstrates how you can take a chord you already know like A Major and move it up to a different location on the fret board. Jon demonstrates this as follows; bar your first finger across the 2nd fret of the 3rd and 2nd strings and play the first string open, which is the A Major Triad and then you can also play it at the 7th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger, 6th fret of the 2nd string with 2nd finger and 5th fret of the first string with first finger. Jon continues by demonstrating other variations on this idea. Guitar TAB’s are available for this guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
Los Angeles based guitarist Jon MacLennan began his career at the age of 16 and is one of the busiest upcoming session guitarist, artist, composer, producer, and professional educator in LA. Jon has done session work for Julian Lennon, Steven Tyler, and British pop star Jamie Cullum. He has appeared on Disney channels “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and on the sound track to the movie “Marley and Me 2 – The Puppy Years”. MacLennan earned a bachelor’s in ethnomusicology and jazz guitar studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and has been mentored by Carl Verheyen, Wolf Marshall, Kenny Burrell, Anthony Wilson, Tamir Hendelmen, Jimmy Wyble and Ron Anthony which has made him a highly sought after guitar instructor today.
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