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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Open Triads

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Tricks and Techniques, Open Triads.
I will now show you something
called Open Triads,
that is quite useful especially
when doing intros and stuff.
And it means that if you have a C,
if you start in C, if you have a C.
[SOUND] Try it here C.
[SOUND] E and G.
We kind of omit every second note.
So we start with the first one.
We don't play the second one.
We play the third, the G.
And then we don't play the next one, C.
We play the one after, E.
So we have it like this.
That's root fifth and third.
Then the next inversion will be like this.
E, C, and G,
following the same principles.
Or if you want to finger it like this,
you can do of course like G on the first
string instead of on the second.
So we have second and third and fifth.
And then next inversion would be.
if you prefer to play it like this.
G, E and C.
Fifth string, the 10th position, 9th.
Position on the next string.
And 13th position on the next string.
[SOUND] Or if you wanna put top note here.
8th position.
If you're gonna go up and
play that same thing up here.
So for the minor chords, we do the same.
But we move the major third
to the minor third so.
C, G and E flat.
Next inversion.
E flat, C and G.
Fifth string, third string.
And second string.
Sixth position, fifth position,
and eighth position.
Or if you wanna G here,
like on like that sounds,
the second string.
Then you have here or.
G, E flat, and C.
10th, 8th and 13th position.
Or if you wanna play the C here.
The 8th position works fine.
And one octave up, the basic form.
we have we can't do, you know, a seventh.
Because there's only one, three, and five.
But to get some kind of dominant flavor or
not really dominant flavor it
could be dominant flavor but also
different major chord flavor we can
add the sharp 5 instead of the 5 so
it will be C G sharp and E.
So it's a C C sharp 5 root sharp 5 and
That's a G, the G sharp.
So next form will be like this.
Or E, 7th position fifth string,
C 5th position third string and
G flat G sharp 10th,
9th position second string.
Or 4th position first string.
And we have same thing
here G sharp, E, and C.
11th position fifth string.
9th position third string,
and 8th position, first string, or
if you wanna play it
C, C up here
And then, C, D sharp and then E.
One octave up from this.
Then the last chord type is you can call
it minor 7 flat 5, not minor 7 cause
there's no 7, it is a minor flat 5.
Flat 5 and 3rd.
G sharp.
And E flat.
E flat,
C, and G flat.
Next inversion.
[SOUND] G flat, E flat, and C.
Or if you wanna play a C up here.
Interesting chord?
[SOUND] C, 10th position, fourth string.
Then you have 11th position third string.
[SOUND] And a root of, not the root but
the minor 3rd on 11th position,
first string.
So here are all these basic inversion.
of course,
you can also do them like the C's,.
Like we did C here, you can do it here.
Now we did it on fifth, fourth, and
second string, and you can do it on.
Work out the same thing.
You know, on sixth string,
fifth string, and third string.
And, the augmented will be like this.
Sound like this.
It's that one.
And up here it will be like that,
for instance.
And minor 7 flat minor flat 5.
[SOUND] Like this.
And up here, we'll have the C here,
the G sharp, and E flat.
Or, if I play here.
So, you have,
you can work out all these
inversions different positions.
Like, same here C.
next one starting from [SOUND].
Like that.
And, and so on.
Going, going up all, all the way.
Like this one.
G, E, and C.
Up here.
G, E, and C.
Like this.
It's pretty cool.
So those are the basic open triads.
If you will play a song like
All the Things You Are,
it might sound something like this.
If you use these inversions