Triad Theory For Guitarists, Learn to build and use triads in your playing and song writing
The Professor
May 14 2013, 03:27 PM
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How to Build and Play Triads on Guitar

Welcome to the learning how to build and play triads page at GMC run by yours truly, The Professor.

The lessons on this page are geared towards helping you build a strong understanding of each of the 4 different triads, major-minor-diminished-augmented, how they are built, how they are related and how they relate to scales and arpeggios when writing songs or soloing over chord changes.

If you are completely new to triads, at least from a theoretical perspective, you should start with the first article in the list below.

Then, feel free to move on to each triad in the list, keeping in mind that you can always return to this page for a refresher on a previous triad or lesson to keep your triad theory chops sharp at all times.

If you have covered this material already in your musical development, then feel free to browse each lesson as a refresher, or to fill in any gaps you have in your understanding of the different triads, how they are built and how to apply them to your guitar playing and song writing.

Feel free to bookmark this page as more lessons will be added regularly, and as always if you have any questions post them below and I’ll be glad to help out.

Learning Triads Lessons

What Are Triads

Major Triads for Guitar

Minor Triads for Guitar

Diminished Triads for Guitar

If you have any questions about the Building Triads Lessons, or have any suggestions for future lessons in this subject area, post them below and I will be happy to help you out any way I can.

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