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Chord Scales Using Triads – 1st Inversion

Triads are three-note chords. Inversions refer to the various ways you can arrange those three notes, and “first inversion” refers to the standard arrangement, which starts with the root note of the triad, goes to the third, and ends on the fifth. For instance, the notes in a C+ triad is C-E-G.

If you haven’t gone through the lessons prior to this one, you may find yourself a little stumped… if that is the case, please go back and review the others leading up to this – all of them! :).


Any Chords, Any Key (Using Bar Chords)

In this lesson, Colin talks about the chord scale, and how to use that with bar chords.

Learning the chords very well is a crucial foundation that all lead guitar players really need to master.

You’ll also learn how to use I IV V to find the 6 main chords for each key. The way this works is there are two sets of chords in each key, three major and three minor. Both the major and minor work off sets of I IV V; each major having its own relative minor.