Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar
Unit 3: Open Position Triads
Open position triads (also called, "open-voiced triads") are the foundation upon which many extended and altered chords are built. They occur in ALL styles of music.
This is a lesson series that is supplemental to Unit 3: Triads.
Open position triads are especially prevalent in certain genres of Rock (e.g. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and Incubus), Jazz and Traditional Country, especially Western Swing.
This product is a downloadable PDF that contains:
8 lessons with explanatory text and music notation
184 fretboard diagrams
12 demonstration video links
Every type: Major, Minor, Augmented, Diminished and Suspended
Every position on the neck in every key.
Progression exercises that apply the material in a musical context.
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5-Lesson Foundational Series: There's a free, webpage-based version here, but you must be a Site Member and logged in to access.
Major Scales: Free, but you must be a Site Member and logged in to access.
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