Monday, October 4, 2010

Chord Theory part three! Major Triads!

Since last lesson was a bit over complicated and I basically just spit out as much jargon as I could, so for this lesson, I will just talk about chords and stuff, no real theory!

Most chords are called Triads, because they are made of three notes.  But that does not mean they ONLY use three strings.  You can double up some of the three notes to make the chord sound fuller.  Triads have formulas, as the last lesson said. 

Basically you make them using different notes of a Major scale.  The formula form a Major Triad (or chord) is 1-3-5.  So you use the first note of the scale, which gives the chord its name, the third (which makes the chord sound happy), and the fifth note.  In C majors case, that would be C-E-G.

Now the next triad we will explore is the minor triad, you know, the sad one =D.  Its formula is 1-b3-5.  The b means that you flat that note, or just lower is a half step.  So The becomes a D# note.  So the notes of a C Minor triad are C-D#-G

Easy enough right?  Bonus points to whoever looked at the sweep shapes and noticed where the flatted notes were on the minor shape. Also, if you noticed that the last lesson and this lesson are really similar, and are almost the exact same thing, remember that the more times you read something, the better your mind retains it.

Sorry for taking so long, but I think this nice refresher lesson was needed =D.

But if not, do tell me, or tell me how great it was, or talk about last nights dinner.  Whatever keeps that little boat a-floatin. 

Cordially yours,

Velociplum

34 comments:

  1. I had Chicken for dinner last night :D

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  2. i seriously need to brush up on my music theory, great info, great blog

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  3. Wow some of this went over my head! lol

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  4. You've got some good creativity in this blog!

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  5. Wow, thanks for the music info! I could really use it!

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  6. Fabulous information. It never hurts to re read this stuff. As for last night's dinner, well let me tell you...

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  7. This is a good refresher before I do grad school auditions in the spring. I had a gap between years so, I forgot everything already :-/

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  8. Things are getting a bit more complecated

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  9. Power chords are awesome. If you disagree you are a faggot.

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  10. good follow up post to yesterday's

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  11. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Beating Inertia has a new Q&A post!

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  12. Great info tnx fot it
    also great blog

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  13. More information here than I learned in 3 years of high school guitar. Ma-ry had a lit-tle lamb...

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  14. Great stuff and thanks for the comment. Will be following

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  15. came here via thread, would greatly appreciate a friend or two :( kinda new here.

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  16. the comments you left on my last blog post were really helpful :)

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  17. nice man. ive been playing guitar for quite awhile.

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  18. nice info, I'm just lazy and use tabs

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  19. You really seem to be well informed in your guitar playing. Thumbs up.

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  20. You know your stuff indeed, I'm learning more and more. Nice work bro!

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