In this lesson we’re going to explore how you can take one chord and play it in many different unique ways.
In the previous lesson on triads and inversions, we learned how to form the major and minor triad and play inversions on the first three strings. You can read that lesson here. Here’s a brief summary of that lesson.
The Major Triad
The Major triad is made up of the 1, 3 and 5 of the major scale. For example, the C Major triad contains the following notes:
C – E – G
The minor triad is made up of the 1, b3 and 5 of the major scale. For example, the C minor triad contains the following notes:
C – Eb – G
In the previous lesson, we constructed these basic triads and inversions using the first three strings of the guitar, like this: