Guitar Chord Triads

Guitar chord triads can be used for a lot of different occasions. Sometimes you want to accent your rhythm playing with something a little different, perhaps different than the open chords you’ve been using, or different than what the rest of the band may be playing. Well, if that’s the case, this lesson on guitar chord triads should help you, as you can easily add these mini-chords to your repertoire.

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In this particular video the guitar chord triads shown are based on the open D and open Dm chord patterns. For example:

6-5-4-3-2-1 (String number)
X-X-0-2-3-2 (D)
X-X-0-2-3-1 (Dm)

Where X means you don’t play that string, and numbers indicate the fret position. As you move these chords up the fretboard, simply stop playing the 4th string as well.

If you’re looking for other guitar chord triads to use, try looking within the bar chords you know. You can adapt those chord patterns into smaller patterns as well, and extract the triads from them.

You can also use guitar chord triads in solos, as they sound great when you arpeggiate through them.

There are many different kinds of guitar chord triads, but these ones will help you get started.

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