Watch the Building Chords out of Triads online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Chord Cookbook
One of the ways you can quickly create and shape your own chords or recognize a certain chord is by having a good perspective on where your major and minor triads are on the neck of the guitar. Being able to locate triads on 3 adjacent strings will give you a solid hold on the fundamentals of chords. The triad of a major or minor chord has only the root, a major or minor third and the fifth. We'll explore triads on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd string.