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Triads Made Easy!

Everybody needs to start somewhere, and the basic triad is a cornerstone of nearly every guitar style. In this video, Michael Palmisano breaks down how triads are constructed, the most common shapes, and how to play them in any key.

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A guide to develop a larger chord vocabulary.

Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Understand how to create drop 2 voicings.
  • Learn to smoothly transition between chords.
  • Create a larger vocabulary of chords to pick from.
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Inversions are one of the fundamental fountains of knowledge when it comes to learning harmony. They increase your fretboard awareness, spice up your chord knowledge, and impress all your friends who are stuck trying to get their barre chords sounding great.

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Its roots are from Britain, but it came to prominence thanks to '80s college rock.

Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Demonstrate genre-defining elements of jangle guitar.
  • Show how to use common chord shapes to create uncommon harmonies.
  • Add rhythmic variation to your right-hand with syncopated strums, arpeggios, and combinations of the two.
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Although the term "jangly guitar" is commonly associated with 1980s college rock bands such as the Smiths and R.E.M., the jangle sound has its roots in the British invasion of the 1960s (the Beatles), found a place in 1970s hard rock and '80s progressive rock (Led Zeppelin and Rush), and is starting to resurface in the contemporary indie-rock scene (Mac DeMarco, Plums, and Vacations). No matter your genre preference, this lesson will show you how to add some jangle–and lots of new chords–to your guitar playing.

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