This week we’re going to build on the previous lesson where were finding triads on one string and relating them to the melody that we had already learned. But this time, instead of playing all of the notes on one string we will play the melody across the first 3 strings of the guitar in open position. When we do this we will see that the core melody notes can all be found within a standard D chord.
Angeline the Baker is a great case study for approaching theory this way because it is so utterly simple. As an extra challenge, try playing the song in the key of G (starting on the open D string and staying in first position) and see if you can find the triads embedded in the melody that way.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Angeline The Baker Chord Triads Across Strings
Loop 0:46 Breakdown of Triads Across Strings
Loop 16:21 Practice Loop with Chris