(PRWEB) August 03, 2014
A Triad is a three note chord. A Minor Triad consists of the Root Note, the note that a chord derives its name from, the Flat Third (Minor 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-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 flat 3-5-1 for a minor. The Second Inversion is where the Root Note and Third Note are both moved about the Fifth making the order 5-1-flat 3 for a Minor Triad.
“Now I want to talk about minor triads,” says Johnson. Claude demonstrates these examples in the key of A as follows; 5th fret of the 6th string with 4th finger, 3rd fret of the 5th string with 2nd finger and 2nd fret of the 4th string with first finger for the root position, 8th fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger, 7th fret of the 5th and 4th strings with 2nd finger for the first inversion and 12th fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger, 12th fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger and 10th fret of the 4th string with first finger for the second inversion. Claude continues by demonstrating the chord shapes for the 5th, 4th and 3rd strings as being the same shapes as the 6th, 5th and 4th strings. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy rhythm guitar lesson 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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