Major and Minor Triads (Guitar Lesson)


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Ian Argys

Major and Minor Triads

By the end of this lesson, Ian will have you playing over a fun, 12-bar blues form with major and minor triads.

Taught by Ian Argys in Rockabilly Blues with Ian Argys seriesLength: 38:01Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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haperinghapering replied on January 8th, 2016

I've had teachers show me this before but never had it explained in such a simple, methodical way! Looking forward to learning more!!

fer01fer01 replied on September 28th, 2015

Loved this lesson. Ready for the next one. Thanks Ian.

WheelerWheeler replied on January 16th, 2015

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Rockabilly Blues with Ian Argys

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Learn the building blocks of the Rockabilly genre with Ian Argys.



Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Ian introduces his Rockabilly series.

Length: 2:22 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

The 12-Bar Blues

In this lesson, Ian introduces the 12-bar blues and includes a few variations on the form. Ian's simple straightforward approach will have you playing the blues in no time!

Length: 11:46 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Major and Minor Triads

By the end of this lesson, Ian will have you playing over a fun, 12-bar blues form with major and minor triads.

Length: 38:01 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

7th Chords for Rockabilly

In this lesson, Ian shows open and movable 7th chord fingerings that are useful for playing nearly any song, rockabilly and otherwise.

Length: 14:39 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Pentatonic Scale Patterns: Part 1

In part one of his Pentatonic Scale Patterns lessons, Ian covers the first three (of five) patterns. Make sure you have these under your belt before moving on to the next lesson.

Length: 10:24 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Pentatonic Scale Patterns: Part 2

Continuing on with pentatonic scale patterns, Ian teaches patterns 4 and 5 and then shows what happens with the scale patterns after that.

Length: 15:07 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Pentatonic Scale Patterns: Part 3

In this lesson, Ian walks through how to shift and adjust the minor pentatonic scale patterns into major.

Length: 40:52 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 8

Moody Swing

This lesson brings together the triads, progressions, scales, hammer-on's and pull-off's covered so far in a familiar sounding blues form we'll call the "Moody Swing".

Length: 12:41 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 9

Charlie's Blues

In this lesson, Ian teaches a blues form in the style of Charlie Christian.

Length: 8:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Ian Argys View Full Biography Guitarist Ian Argys has been sharing his love of music with students of all ages for more than ten years. A graduate of the acclaimed University of North Texas Jazz program, Ian now serves as a lecturer in guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has shared the stage with Lee Konitz, Larry Coryell, Isaac Slade, Michael League, Bobby Shew and other notable musicians.

Guitarist Ian Argys has been sharing his love of music with students of all ages for more than ten years. A graduate of the acclaimed University of North Texas Jazz program, Ian now serves as a lecturer in guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has shared the stage with Lee Konitz, Larry Coryell, Isaac Slade, Michael League, Bobby Shew and other notable musicians.

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