Finding Triads Under Your Fingers

Let the magic start! Finding triad chords on the fretboard is incredible - and it's time for you to do it!

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Interesting to see that the open Low E is ignored for the C chord, seems like it would go perfect there, but we all know how good a C chord sounds when you accidently hit the 6th string :rofl:

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2-3 hours trying study, analyze how the notes are organized in the 6 major chords and try to memorize the triads (jumbled ones included)… my mind really starting overheating
From there I tried to experiment the grips by myself before moving to the next lesson

Here are my results:
D: x x 1 5 1 3 /// 1 triad (c)
c 3rd string

A: x 1 5 1 3 5 /// 2 triads (a c)
c 4th string
a 3rd string

E: 1 5 1 3 5 1 /// 3 triads (a c b)
c 5th string
a 4th string
b 3rd string

F: x x 1 3 5 1 /// 2 triads (a b)
a 4th string
b 3rd string (like E chord)

C: x 1 3 5 1 3 /// 3 triads (a b c)
a 5th string
b 4th string
C 3rd string (like D chord)

G: 1 3 5 1 3 1 /// 3 triads (a b c)
a 6th string
b 5th string
c 4th string (like A chord)

Kind reminder:
1 3 5 being the grade of the notes in the major scale
a b c being the notations for inversions in classical music, taught in the previous lesson

I guess all this is worth the effort, figuring this out by myself will make it easier once Justin will teach the grips in the next lessons since I already know how it is constructed

I’m not sure if this will make it’s way to Justin but this course saved my life!

I’m taking a music theory course at a local college and the professor has a doctorate in music. Smart man but he makes understanding the theory so bloody difficult!!! If I didn’t have this course I would be completely lost. Thank you!!!


Used judiciously, in a situation where there is movement in the bass line, voice leading using low notes, the C/E chord can work really well.
I hope that helps.

Cheers :smiley:

| Richard | JustinGuitar Approved Teacher, Official Guide & Moderator

I found that on the open chords, the notes E and B are the only notes that are doubled (besides the main note for the chord). We also don’t really see E and B sharps very often.

Is this just a coincidence?