Watch the Expanding Triads online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Chord Cookbook
The major and minor triads on adjacent strings can serve us well when we need a second guitar part or when we’re trying to analyze a tab we got from the internet. Once we’ve figured out which shape to use, we can add notes by simply regarding them as triads moved up the neck. When we know which note is the root of the chord, which one is the major or minor third and which one is the fifth, we can add colors to these chords in a relatively simple manner. We'll explore sus4, sus2, dom7 and maj7 extensions.