Using Triads For Tasty Accents

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In this lesson we’re going to use a basic D major chord and move it up the freboard… however we’re adding one note to it, an F#. That gives us a few different options for notes we can use. Here’s a refresher of relative chords in this jam track:

A minor – C major
F major – D minor
D minor – F major
E minor – G major

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Give the triads a shot, and let me know how it goes in the comments below!

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Sam Hamilton
Sam Hamilton
7 years ago

This is opening a lot of new things, Jon. so much appreciated!!

John
John
7 years ago

Very Illuminating for me…I’ve played some of these combination unconsciously but now understand how they can be used in a more versatile way…thanks so much!!!

Bave stewart
7 years ago

Thank you this will help a lot

Sandra McIntyre
Sandra McIntyre
7 years ago

Opening a lot of concepts that will improve my acoustic playing by myself, or with another player. Thanks!

Frank Cordaro
Frank Cordaro
5 years ago

what the heck is the count on the jam track. I tried 4/4 6/4.
Not working for me. I must have it screwed up. Please give me an idea how you are counting the changes. Love the lesson.
FC

ROBYN WALL
ROBYN WALL
5 years ago

John, thanks. I am just starting to work on triads. Improvising terrifies me. This is very helpful. Thanks a lot.

Michael T Yearwood Jr.
Michael T Yearwood Jr.
5 years ago

I enjyoyed them, they sound good, got them to sound very clear. This may not be where I can ask questions, but I was wanting to know the difference between these and arpeggios?

Michael T Yearwood Jr.
Michael T Yearwood Jr.
5 years ago

Yes, it does and thanks for the reply. I just got around to checking it.

Chuck Sadosky
4 years ago

Thank you for the refresher; nice work.

Brother Lindsey
Brother Lindsey
4 years ago

You say you’re adding the F# note to the D chord. The D major notes are D,F# & A The F# is the 3rd note of the chord !!!! Let me know if I’m missing something.

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