When learning how to play jazz guitar, we often explore large, 4, 5 and 6-note chord shapes, but there is another, easier set of shapes that are worth checking out in the woodshed. Triad Fingerings for Guitar are three-note chords that have four different qualities, Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented.
Each triad can be played both Harmonically (strummed or plucked all at the same time), or Melodically (each note plucked one at a time in order), and both approaches are worth exploring as you take these ideas further in the jazz guitar practice room.
When practicing these triads, it is a good idea to practice them on their own, all major for example, as well as mixing different triads together in order to fully retain each shape in your fingers and the sound of each voicing in your ears.
Click on any of the links below to learn more about how each triad is built, get fingering charts for both open and closed position triads and to start bringing these very important, but often forgotten about musical devices.
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Click on any link below for information on how to build, finger and apply these various triads onto the fretboard of the guitar.
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