Watch the Targeting Major online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Riff Generator

This lesson takes the three notes of a major triad and explores the connectors in between each chord tone. Diagram 14 shows the 1 3 5 in the key of A. These three notes form an A major triad. In between the 1 and 3 you have the 2 as a connector, in between the 3 and 5 you have the 4 as a connector, and in between the 5 and 8(1) you have the 6 as a connector. Diagrams 14a through 14c show this melodic move with the chord tones in red and the connecting notes in black. I will show you how to apply various techniques to this melodic move such as: picking, hammer ons, pull offs, legato slides, bends, releases, tapping, legato and staccato articulation, and octaves. In addition, I will show you how to develop solos using this melodic move as a theme.