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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Mapping Out the Triads - Key of D

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Okay, we're back here
with mapping out some triads.
I explained to you with the G,
how important these are.
And we got into a kind of a little more
in-depth look at how the triads work,
with the different chord positions.
Now I'm gonna do the different keys here.
But I am move a little more
rapidly through these because they
are pretty repetitive.
So, if you have any questions
about these other keys,
feel free to reference the tablature and
the pdf section of this, of this lesson.
So, that's always an option.
If you feel like I'm moving a little fast
or something you know you can always
reference all the information that's
been transcribed and recorded here, so.
With that being said, let's go to D.
And we are going to map out the D triads
and we're going to take your open D here.
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And
we're just gonna go on
these three strings.
We're gonna do it a little
differently than we did in G,
since you have those concepts now
of how these chords break down.
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I'm gonna take just three strings and
go down and we're gonna do D
on the first three strings.
So, we're gonna do D here, D here,
D here, D here and the last one.
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Which is just up there pretty good.
So, but it's good to visualize that.
So that's there
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So that's that.
And now were going to go these
next set of strings right here.
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And bear in mind that we're taking these
out of these chord forms
that I showed you earlier.
So we gonna take this D here,
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This triad here,
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This one here,
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Here
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and
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and there.
Now we're going to go to the next
section and go to these three.
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So there's this triad.
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This one.
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This one.
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This one.
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And then
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All the way up so.
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There's those.
And then here's the ones
on the low strings.
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Where was
I at?
I don't do this on these
low strings very often.
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Right there.
So that's your D triads on the major
chords on all three strings up the neck.
Practice these.
Just get them in your brain.
Visualize these big time.
That's the major chords,
the one, the three, and
the five that define that major chord.
And, the more you do this, you know, these
are really, really, really gonna connect.
And you're going to start seeing what I've
got planned for further lessons is your D.
Okay, say we go up here
to this triad [SOUND].
Okay well, instead of going okay
there's my D there [SOUND], but
the only G I know is here [SOUND].
And the only A I know is here [SOUND].
So, instead of jumping around
from here's my D [SOUND].
Here's my G, here's my A.
So instead of having to jump around to
only one or two chord positions you know.
This allows you to play, okay, I've got my
D here, my four is G, that's right there.
My five is A, that's right there,
my one, back to D.
My D is right here.
My four right there.
My five A right there.
Right there.
So I've done one, four,
five in this position.
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I've done it here.
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I've done it here.
I've done it here
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so that is the goal for this.
What I'm doing with this is I'm
just building the foundation,
what can be boring
fundamentals to just go over.
But man when it clicks.
You're just going to be able to go wow,
I get it because it's as soon as
you start playing more lead and
more solos this is going to unlock
the golden ticket to playing the guitar.
Trust me I would not say it so
many times if I didn't know how important.
I've told.
Hundreds and hundreds of people.
You gotta know these fundamentals.
You gotta know your chords up the neck.
And you gotta be able to map out
these triads and see what's going on.
So I'm not gonna say it anymore with
this lesson, but it is so important.
And you'll realize that when we
get into these later lessons.
So okay, that was D.
We gonna move on to A.
And map out those triads real quick.
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