(PRWEB) August 01, 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. When a Triad is composed in Root Position the notes are arranged in the order of 1-3-5 for Major. 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. 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.
“I want to continue talking about triad inversions”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates these examples in the key of A as follows; 7th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, 6th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and 5th fret of the 2nd string with first finger for the root position. 11th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, 9th fret of the 3rd string with first finger and 10th fret of the 2nd string with 2nd finger for the first inversion. And finally for the second inversion Johnson simple bars his first finger across the 14th fret of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings. Claude continues by demonstrating the chord shapes for the first three strings as follows; 2nd fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger, 2nd fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger and open first string for the root position, 6th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and 5th fret of the 2nd and first strings with first finger for the first inversion and finally 9th fret of the 3rd string with first finger, 10th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger and 9th fret of the first string with 3rd finger for the second inversion. Guitar TAB’s are available at GuitarControl.com.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com.
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