FreeOnlineGuitarLessons-Exercise3 Takes It To A New Level

FreeOnlineGuitarLessons-Exercise3 has a really cool free guitar video lesson. Logically enough, this lesson builds on the 2 previous lessons. Now that you're familiar with the left hand fingerings for the open first inversion triad, we're going to work on the right hand.

The idea is to develop independance in both hands. For the fingerstyle guitarist, it's critical that their hands instantly do what their brain commands it to do. Exercise 3, simply enough, is a harmonized triadic scale that's arpeggiated.

Say what?

In plain English, this exercise is a scale. Instead of single notes, we'll be playing triads. Instead of playing all 3 notes in the triad at the same time, you play the notes one at a time.

Now, that makes sense!

You'll notice that this exercise isn't played thumb, 1st finger, 2nd finger. Instead, play it as 1st finger, thumb, second finger. By doing this, you are playing the notes of the triad in order. That is; Root, 3rd, 5th. Remember that a triad is made up of the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes from the scale.

Once you get the hang of it, you'll find that this is a simple exercise to play.

To get the tab,click this link.

You'll also need a TEF viewer to see the music for this lesson. You can download it free here.

If you want to hear a playback of the tab, click on the little yellow loudspeaker that's on the menu bar at the top of the page.

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Have fun with this lesson and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Major Open Triad 1 Minor Open Triad 1 Diminished Open Triad 1
Major Open Triad 2 Minor Open Triad 2 Diminished Open Triad
Major Open Triad 3 Minor Open Triad 3 Diminished Open Triad 3

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