Next Level Triads

Live Guitar Course: Learn how to unlock the insane power of simple triad shapes to supercharge your guitar playing.

It's triad time. In this 10-week course we will cover the basic triads and their variations, taking care to unlock their full, and often hidden, potential. You will be surprised how far these simple shapes can take you. Whether a beginner or intermediate player, this course will take your comping and chord play to a new level, allowing you to write more interesting songs, or create more intricate interactions with your jam partners.

Next Level Triads

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We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week.

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Each live course is equipped with full tablature and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even provide homework on how to improve and look forward to the next week.

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Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!

Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with David and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

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Week 1

02/26/2019 at 8pm

Welcome to the Course and Triad Inversions

We will kick this course off by introducing and reviewing what triads are, what an inversion is, where to find them on the B, G and D strings and how to apply them to any and every key to help them sink in and flow.

Week 2

03/05/2019 at 8pm

Layering the IV

One of the easiest and least intrusive ways to create a little more motion over a single chord is to imply the IV chord over it. This week we’ll learn how to apply the IV chord over any major chord, and introduce the I, IV, V progression as well.

Week 3

03/12/2019 at 8pm

Sus2 and Sus4

Suspending the 3rd of your triad for the 2nd or 4th note in the scale (also known as sus2 or sus4) is a great way to create motion without really having to go anywhere. This week we’ll learn how to find the sus2 and sus4 options for each inversion and see what kind of magic we can create with them.

Week 4

03/19/2019 at 8pm

Breaking the Rules

Just because you can do something, doesn’t always mean you should. The bIII chord isn’t something you would necessarily want to throw into the mix all the time, but when placed at just the right moment, it can help to create some much needed tension before an epic resolution. This week we’ll find our closest bIII chords and combo it with the IV chord for some bluesy movement in a seemingly happy/major situation.

Week 5

03/26/2019 at 8pm

The Many Layers of Music

Continuing in theme of giving the major chord a bluesy feeling, this week we’ll take on the bVII chord. This chord distinctly implies the mixolydian mode and creates a lot of motion that lets you flow through the positions. It also pairs nicely with the IV chord and you can even cycle around the circle of 5ths back to your original chord when you add the bIII chord into the mix as well.

Week 6

04/02/2019 at 8pm

Minor Triad Inversions

Major triads are just half the picture. This week we’ll not only get minor triad inversions up and running so that you’ll be able to tackle most popular progressions, but we’ll also learn a minor blues as well.

Week 7

04/09/2019 at 8pm

Major Over Minor

Adding the IV chord to a minor chord is somehow a little different than adding it to a major chord. Over a major chord you get used to a sus feeling, however when the IV chord is applied to a minor chord, you get a little more movement. It's more conducive to flowing through positions just like in the case of the bVII chord. Implying a minor iv chord over your minor chord will work nicely too. This week, we’ll check out both of them.

Week 8

04/16/2019 at 8pm

Wicked Combinations

This week we'll return to the the bVII, but this time we will use it over a minor triad. It will also combo nicely with either a major or minor IV chord.

Week 9

04/23/2019 at 8pm

Popular Pop Trick

This week we’ll learn a trick used by many popular artists including Michael Jackson. Implying the ii chord over a major chord has a similar vibe to implying the IV chord, but allows you to flow through the positions and has more of an R&B flavor. Also, ii over a minor is pretty cool too, so we’ll check that out as well

Week 10

04/30/2019 at 8pm

Diatonic Triads

Why stop with just one chord? Or even two? If the song gives you enough time to explore what you can do with one chord, technically you could use all of the diatonic chords and all of their inversions to create a great sound scape for your soloist to play off of. For our final week, we’ll cover the diatonic chords that flow best for a major chord, as well as a minor chord, as well as how they would apply to any inversion on strings 234 and 123.

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