GUITAR THEORY: Expanding Chord Vocabulary with Triads

Published on 23 February 2016
DONATIONS: /donations.php"> /donations.php MORE LESSONS: Search Andrew for FREE lesson Handouts. This Video: September 09, 2011 | Search Videos by Title/Date. GO TO: /recent_posts/2011/09_september/sep_2011.php#sep09"> /recent_posts/2011/09_september/sep_2011.php#sep09 Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question... Q: How can I apply triads in songs when they get mostly used as a second guitar part? Can you explain the function of triads especially in cases where chords already exist and the triads are used as a back-up part. They sound like they really help layer chord progressions, on both recordings & live, but I need help in understanding their basic application. Thanks. Peter -- Halifax, Nova Scotia A: The three-note chords commonly given names like; triads, triple-stops, or triadic inversions can operate in several ways including, (but not limited to); creating underlying harmony on a layered track when you're making a recording, implying a sound under a larger chord such as a 4-note chord otherwise known as a 7th quality chord, or perhaps as a rootless 7th chord where the only instrument implying the root is the bass guitar. In the video lesson I examine how triads operate in some of these types of situations. The complete lesson article for this video will be available on the Creative Guitar Studio website shortly. Follow me on Twitter for lesson posting announcements: ____________________________________ The NEW Zazzle Products page: ____________________________________ Andrew's Official Q & A Guitar Blog Website: (the weekly Podcast is posted here) Andrew's "Video GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: The Creative Guitar Studio Website: Follow Andrew on Blogspot: Follow on Twitter for new lesson announcements: MySpace: Facebook: _____________________________________