(PRWEB) August 04, 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 the continuation of how to play minor triads,” says Johnson. Claude demonstrates these examples in the key of A as follows; 7th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger and 5th fret of the 3rd and 2nd strings with first finger for the root position, 10th fret of the 4th string with 2nd finger, 9th fret of the 3rd string with first finger and 10th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger for the first inversion and 14th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, 14th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and 13th fret of the 2nd string with first finger for the second inversion. Next Johnson demonstrates the shapes for the first three strings as follows; 2nd fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger, first fret of the 2nd string with first finger and first string open for the root position, 5th fret of the 3rd, 2nd and first strings with 3rd finger for the first inversion and finally 9th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger, 10th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger and 8th fret of the first string with first finger for the second inversion. Guitar TAB’s are available for this 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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