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TRIADS

TRIADS

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from: livengood.mike@a1gw.gene.com (mike livengood)
date: 29 jun 1995 16:48:06 -0500
subject: lesson: triads

more triads

for those who have been following the lessons that have been posted recently
(and for those who haven't) there have been lots of references to triads (see
judy's excellent lesson on chord theory). so while we're on the subject i
thought i'd continue the discussion with more triad usage and examples.

first let's run through a few triad shapes
shape i
shape ii
a major (a-c#-e)
a minor (a-c-e)
e-----
e-----
b--5--
b--5--
g--6--
g--5--
d--7--
d--7--
a-----
a-----
e-----
e-----
shape iii
shape iv
f major (a-c-f)
d major (a-d-f#)
e-----
e-----
b--6--
b--7--
g--5--
g--7--
d--7--
d--7--
a-----
a-----
e-----
e-----
shape v
shape vi
f# minor (a-c#-f#)
d major (d-f#-a)
e-----
e--5--
b--7--
b--7--
g--6--
g--7--
d--7--
d-----
a-----
a-----
e-----
e-----
shape vii
shape viii
d minor (d-f-a)
g major (d-g-b)
e--5--
e--7--
b--6--
b--8--
g--7--
g--7--
d-----
d-----
a-----
a-----
e-----
e-----
shape ix
shape x
g minor (d-g-a#)
a major (c#-e-a)
e--6--
e--5--
b--8--
b--5--
g--7--
g--6--
d-----
d-----
a-----
a-----
e-----
e-----
shape xi
shape xii
a major (e-a-c#)
a minor (e-a-c)
e-----
e-----
b-----
b-----
g--6--
g--5--
d--7--
d--7--
a--7--
a--7--
e-----
e-----
these shapes represent twelve very common and very useful triads. all are
completely movable. i just kept them in the same position for simplicity.
so what good are triads? i can see that they're just parts of chords that i
already know...what's the big deal?

well, let's see...one advantage of playing just the triad and not the full 6
string chord is you can still play chords if you hurt one of your
fingers....duh...

another plus is simplicity of sound. like judy mentioned in her article, if two guitars are playing...full 12 string chords get pretty muddy. but if one guitar plays the major triad (say shape i above) and the other guitar plays the complimentary major triad (shape x or xi above) you get a cleaner more harmonious tone.

another advantage is ease of transition between chords, and maintaining the same tones. take a classic example of the use of triad shapes i, iii, and iv above. this is the intro to amazing journey by the who from tommy. the chords are c-g...a-e..d-a. playing the triads makes a real nice progression.

c
g
a
e
d
a

<chord
e------------------------------
b---8---8-----5---5-----3---2--
g---9---7-----6---4-----2---2--
d--10---9-----7---6-----4---2--
a------------------------------
e------------------------------

i
iii
i iii
i
iv
<shape
also you'll find that if you play an acoustic guitar a lot that these triad
fingerings are a lot easier on your hands than barre chords.

here's another example that you youngsters won't recognize but is worth
noodling with anyway. here is intro to squonk by genesis off the trick of the
tail cd. the use of the triads again is critical to imitate the keyboard line.

g
d 4x g

a
e------------------]-----------------]
b--8---8-8---8-7---]--3---3-3---3-5--]
g--7---7-7---7-7---]--4---4-4---4-6--]

d--9---9-9---9-7---]--5---5-5---5-7--] a------------------]-----------------] e------------------]-----------------]

iii
iv
i
i
as long as we're on the genesis theme here is another one that uses triads.
the tune is everyday by steve hackett from the spectral mornings cd.
a b e
ab
e esus e b

4x
e---------------------------------]
b--5--7--9---5-7---9-10---9--7----]
g--6--8--9---6-8---9-9----9--8----]
d--7--9--9---7-9---9-9----9--9----]
a---------------------------------]
e---------------------------------]

bass plays e
i i iv i i
iv
i
d e g
de
g gsus g
e

4x
e--5--7--9---5-7---9--10--9---7---]
b--7--9--10--7-9---10-10--10--9---]
g--7--9--9---7-9---9--9---9---9---]
d---------------------------------]
a---------------------------------]
e---------------------------------]

bass plays a
vi vi viii vi vi viii
vi

using these triads allows chord formations around the main melody tone, which in this case is e-f#-g# for the first little section and a-b-c# for the second section, without losing the melody.

here are a few other triad fingerings.
shape a (iv)
shape b (iv)
dsus4 (a-d-g)
dsus2 (a-d-e)
e-----
e-----
b--8--
b--5--
g--7--
g--7--
d--7--
d--7--
a-----
a-----
e-----
e-----
shape c (viii)
shape d (viii)
gsus4 (d-g-c)
gsus2 (d-g-a)
e--8--
e--5--
b--8--
b--8--
g--7--
g--7--
d-----
d-----
a-----
a-----
e-----
e-----
shape e (i)
shape f (vi)
asus4 (a-d-e)
dsus2 (d-e-a)
e-----
e--5--

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