Triads Essentials: #4 Scale with Triad Transitions

Triads Essentials is a free weekly guitar lesson series by New York pro and Sherpa Instructor Joe Pinnavaia covering the essentials of triads use, helping you break the typical scale pattern funk that so many of us get caught up in. Stay tuned for more and be sure to subscribe or check out Joe’s Sherpa classroom, the Fusion Funhouse!

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In this brief lesson we take a look at the use of triads as a bridge between diatonic movement or scalar movement. The use of three notes in a row attached with a three string triad and then three more notes as well as stacking two string and three triads to make a cascade of notes. These techniques are used by a lot of players but can give you the ability to add motion and fluidity to your lines.

Again we are staying in G Major and if you have and A Dorian Backing track or A minor 7th static vamp you can try these examples against that to hear how they sound.

Once you get these under your fingers these types of movements can take you places across the fretboard in a hurry. Keep things slow and even in the beginning and then build up your tempo.

Until next time stay true – stay on fire!

Triads Essentials is a free weekly guitar lesson series by New York pro and Sherpa Instructor Joe Pinnavaia covering the essentials of triads use, helping you break the typical scale pattern funk that so many of us get caught up in. Stay tuned for more and be sure to subscribe or check out Joe’s Sherpa classroom, the Fusion Funhouse!