Pentatonic scale extensions, guy playing guitar
Man playing guitar chords

Chord Functions in the Major Keys

Chords within a given key have a function, or role they play within the key. Understanding these chord functions can help you understand why some chord progressions sound good while others sound not so good.

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Applying arpeggios to guitar solos and fills
Guitarist adapting licks to each scale position
3 notes per string major scale
Playing pentatonic scales up and down the neck
Play chord progressions by position
Guy learning minor triads on guitar

CAGED Minor Triads

In part one of guitar triads we looked at major triads and how you can learn these triads based on the CAGED guitar system. In this lesson we’ll take a look at minor triads. If you need a review of triads and how they’re formed, check out part one again. Otherwise, let’s get started!

Learning major triads on guitar

Major Triads on Guitar

Triads are the building blocks of chords. If you’re used to playing only full chords, triads will help expand your playing and allow you to create more unique voicings and tones. They’re a great way to spice up your playing by allowing you to easily add little embellishments to your rhythms.