Watch the Major Triads & Inversions online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 6: Soloing Principles

Major Triads & Inversions - Playalong is a video guitar lesson presented by Dave Celentano and is sourced from Classical Concepts for Rock Guitar.


The backing track chord progression consists of the following major chords: C - G - Bb - F. Begin by playing slow ideas using the root position triad for each chord as demonstrated on the video. Next, play slightly faster using triplets and play each triad four times. Make sure the transition to each chord is smooth and without a break in tempo. The last approach is the most efficient and combines different inversions to minimize left hand movement. Check out the end of the solo in the Eagles "Hotel California" for a grand demonstration of triads and their inversions.