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(@pieter-jan)
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Hello everyone,

My teacher told me that I should be able to play a melodic triad starting from every note on the neck, going in every direction (up, down, diagonally, vertically, horizontally, ...). He also told me that I should be able to start say in a C-major triad, play it for a while, then go over to a F-major triad starting at the closest note etc. The idea is to get a visual image of the most important notes on the neck, while improvising. (as the listener hears the notes of the triad louder than the other notes in the scale).

I immediately started practicing this as I really want to get this down as soon as possible but found it really hard. He didn't really give me any exercises and I found it very hard to stay focussed. Can anyone help me with this?

I tried to stay away from any patterns, thinking purely in note-names, maybe I should start thinking in patterns more? Or relative distances ... I don't know ...

Thanks

Pieter-Jan


   
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(@davidhodge)
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Finding triads, at least in standard tuning, is also just a matter of patterns and those patterns do relate to each other in terms of position. We have an article here at Guitar Noise about getting started on this, using the first three strings:

https://www.guitarnoise.com/lesson/moving-on-up/

Hopefully you'll find this helpful and you might the start to work on the other strings as well.

Peace


   
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(@pieter-jan)
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Pretty good read.

I found 12 shapes using all the strings (4 groups of 3 voicings). I'll try practice them harmonically first, and when I get them down good enough I'll start breaking them up in all directions melodically. This looks like it'll get me going. Thanks!

Pieter-Jan


   
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I was working on that some months ago and I wrote some diagrams. Forget the Spanish (or use a translator) and use the diagrams. The links include fundamental triads, first inversions and second inversions. The diagrams show the major triad but you can easily get the minor, diminished and augmented. You also can get other voices, these use consecutive strings.

http://learningbass.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/inversiones-i/
http://learningbass.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/inversiones-ii/
http://learningbass.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/inversiones-y-iii/


   
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