Watch the Triads with Scale Notes online guitar lesson by Dave Celentano from Classical Concepts for Rock Guitar

The backing track consists of the chords Bm - A - G - F# and repeats for the entire track. Here, we'll incorporate triads and scale tones using notes from B natural minor (B, C#, D, E, F#, G, A) to create a new effect. The first example on the video demonstrates triads with one new scale note added top each triad. The second example shows the first idea sped up. The third idea moves the same triad shapes an octave lower to the G and D strings. The final idea moves the triad inversions up the neck while the rhythm chords descend the fretboard. Contrary motion like this is a powerful writing tool and composers like J.S. Bach used it brilliantly.