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.