Chris Liepe breaks through his 10th lesson with a detailed discussion of triads. Dig in and take these triads for a ride!
Taught by Chris Liepe in Basic Electric Guitar with Chris seriesLength: 24:14Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
In this lesson, you will learn the basic movable major and minor triad forms along two different sets of strings. The theory behind triads, in-depth demonstrations, and an extended practice track are provided to help drive the concept of major and minor triads home.
Is a group of three notes that can be played either melodically (one after another) or harmonically (all together at the same time -- a chord). It is the most basic form of a chord, and most chords include a complete triad along with either duplicate or additional notes.
A triad is built from a "root" (R), a 3rd, and a 5th. The root is the note that the triad is based on. In this case, the root is not specific to any key, simply the note by which the triad is defined. Be sure to view the "intervals" lesson in this series if you have not already.
The three notes comprising the triad can be stacked in any order with any of the three notes functioning as the bass note (which does not change the root of the triad, just the lowest note). When played in any order other than R, 3rd, 5th, an "inversion" of the triad occurs. A triad with the 3rd in the bass is called a "1st inversion" triad. A triad with the 5th in the bass is considered to be a "2nd inversion" triad. In songs you have played, you may have seen a chord written as "G/B" or "A/E". The first note (the root) is the name of the chord. The second note is the bass note. Since B is the 3rd of G, G/B is an example a 1st inversion triad.
This track covers all positions taught in the lesson. All positions are first illustrated in the supplemental content as either a G major or G minor chord. The track starts with major triads in the key of D, and then goes to G major for the 1-3 string positions. Half way through, the track switches to minor positions. Note the triplet feel. You'll start out playing whole notes, and then work in strum patterns as you feel comfortable. It is less important to strum accurately to the provided tab and more important to start feeling comfortable with the positions. The track simply provides you a musical context to get familiar with the positions, and a way to apply what you are learning. Have fun with this one! -Chris
Chris will guide you through the world of electric guitar in this series.
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Intervals, Intervals, Intervals! Chris Liepe explains what they are, where they are found, and how to play them in this lesson.Length: 14:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Chris Liepe breaks through his 10th lesson with a detailed discussion of triads. Dig in and take these triads for a ride!Length: 24:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Key Signatures! How do they relate to one another? Chris Liepe explains them in lesson 16 of his beginner series. Getting familiar with your key signatures will help pull everything together that has been...Length: 15:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Chris Liepe demonstrates how to take a key signature (the set notes within a key) and stack 3rds on top of a root note to form chords. With the help of a modulating backing track, this should be a fun...Length: 30:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Chris details and demonstrates the fundamental movements and suggested left hand position for legato playing -- specifically hammer-ons and pull-offs. He also provides exercises for developing the technique.Length: 16:11 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Chris talks about proper palm muting and discusses potential snags when first attempting the technique. He offers a number of exercises and patterns to help palm muting become a part of your rhythm playing.Length: 9:22 Difficulty: 1.0 FREE
Hybrid picking can add a fresh dimension to your chord and rhythm playing. In this lesson, Chris briefly covers how to get started with hybrid picking and offers two exercises that you can use to apply...Length: 6:27 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Chris talks about what it means to play in position and teaches three of the five "CAGED" major scale positions in the key of G.Length: 12:44 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Chris continues in his teaching of the five basic "CAGED" major scale positions in the key of G.Length: 11:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
About Chris Liepe
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Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.
Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.
Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.
Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.
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