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Sus4 Triads on Guitar

In a previous lesson we dove into the sus2 triad, which gave us another option when In this lesson, we’re going to wrap up the suspended triads with a look at sus4 triads.

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Sus2 Triads on Guitar

To me, triads are the lifeblood of the guitar. They’re so integral in everything you play, from rhythm to lead. Additionally, they help you map out the fretboard and connect chord tones to larger musical structures such as pentatonic and diatonic scales. In this lesson, we’re going to expand our triad repertoire and dive into sus2 triads.

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E Major Scale on Guitar: Positions & Theory

In this lesson we’re going to do a deep dive into the E major scale on guitar. We’ll cover everything from the notes and intervals to scale patterns and modes. We’ll harmonize the scale to build the chords of E major and take a look at some example songs that are based in the key of E.

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Triad Chord Scales

In this lesson we’re going to learn about triad chord scales. While it’s a pretty basic concept, it’s really useful for applying triads to the fretboard in a way that also provides some musical benefit.

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Spread Triads on Guitar

Spread triads, or open voice triads, are a variation of the more commonly used standard triads, or closed voice triads. The intervalic relationship between the notes of open voiced triads creates a more melodic structure that’s a bit less linear.

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Arpeggio Exercises for Guitar

Arpeggios are great tools to be used in music, but they can take a little time to get under your fingers. In this lesson, we’ll take a look at a few approaches to practicing arpeggios that not only build technique, but also improve musicality and overall knowledge of the fretboard.

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Positional Playing on Guitar

As guitarists, once we learn the pentatonic boxes we seem to immediately strive to get “out of the box” and extend our playing up and down the fretboard. However, what if instead of trying to get out of the box, we seek to maximize what each box position has to offer?

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Augmented Triads on Guitar

In previous lessons we’ve learned about major, minor and diminished triads. In this lesson we’ll round out the triads with augmented triads. We’ll take a look at the interval structure that creates the augmented triad and map them to the guitar fretboard.

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How to Build Minor Scale Chords

In a previous lesson, we looked at how to build chords from the major scale, which is an important concept when it comes to understanding diatonic harmony. In this lesson we’re going to go through the process of building minor scale chords, which follows the same process as the major scale.