Inner Triad Practice, Using Triads to Outline Maj7 Chord Extensions
The Professor
Jan 9 2013, 05:02 PM
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Hey Everyone

Just wanted to pass along my new Guitar World column where I talk about comping triads to sound out maj7 chord extensions.

http://www.guitarworld.com/jazz-guitar-cor...hord-extensions


What do you think about using triads to outline larger chords, such as maj7, maj6, maj9 and maj7#11 chords? Let us know your thoughts and tips for adding these sounds to your chord work.

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Cosmin Lupu
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Hey man! This is very nice smile.gif it's related the stuff you've been talking about in the theory thread! Thanks for sharing it with us and please tell us more about your experience at Guitar World smile.gif

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Jan 10 2013, 09:48 AM
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Hey

Yeah it's a fun topic, using traditional triads in non-traditional ways, really helps expand playing and visualization without learning anything new, which I love! smile.gif

Guitar World is great, fun guys and it generates a lot of fun discussions as well. Classic mag, can't go wrong working with them!

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I'm finding more and more I use triads and diad, working with in band with both synth and piano player, who don't know how to limit the sonic area they play in! They help my parts stand out and not get lost and I'm also not duplicating what someone else is playing

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The Professor
Jan 10 2013, 05:26 PM
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For sure. If I'm playing with a keyboard player I usually start with two-note chords, in a blues or jazz/funk situation mostly the 3rd and 7th, then if I find the keyboard is laying out a bit I'll use triads or very seldom four-note chords. Diads are great for laying down the harmony, but also allowing us to focus on rhythm and groove at the same time. Fun chords!

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QUOTE (Matt Warnock Guitar @ Jan 10 2013, 04:26 PM) *
For sure. If I'm playing with a keyboard player I usually start with two-note chords, in a blues or jazz/funk situation mostly the 3rd and 7th, then if I find the keyboard is laying out a bit I'll use triads or very seldom four-note chords. Diads are great for laying down the harmony, but also allowing us to focus on rhythm and groove at the same time. Fun chords!


Nice smile.gif I read about this sort of approach in a book on funk by Ross Bolton, in which he talks about the layering that occurs between the instruments in a funk orchestra - The guitarist plays simpler forms with a rhythmic approach.

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Cool. Ross writes great stuff! Lots of great ways to focus on rhythm in your chord playing.

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QUOTE (Matt Warnock Guitar @ Jan 11 2013, 08:56 AM) *
Cool. Ross writes great stuff! Lots of great ways to focus on rhythm in your chord playing.


Oh yes! That book on funk, published by MI and written by him is sacred to me smile.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 12 2013, 09:15 AM) *
Oh yes! That book on funk, published by MI and written by him is sacred to me smile.gif


Just put it on my "to buy" book list! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Matt Warnock Guitar @ Jan 12 2013, 09:30 AM) *
Just put it on my "to buy" book list! smile.gif


Wow! I thought you already had it for breakfast man biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 12 2013, 09:39 AM) *
Wow! I thought you already had it for breakfast man biggrin.gif


I think I used to have it at one point, but in all my moving over the last two years I've given away all my books, too hard to carry around, so now that I'm settling back down it's time to restock my library!

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QUOTE (Matt Warnock Guitar @ Jan 12 2013, 09:41 AM) *
I think I used to have it at one point, but in all my moving over the last two years I've given away all my books, too hard to carry around, so now that I'm settling back down it's time to restock my library!


Oh man sad.gif if there's one thing I wouldn't give away - that's books .. Too bad you were forced by the situation..

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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jan 12 2013, 10:13 AM) *
Oh man sad.gif if there's one thing I wouldn't give away - that's books .. Too bad you were forced by the situation..


yeah, but it gives me an excuse to go out and buy a bunch of new guitar books smile.gif

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