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Triad Exercise: I – IV – V

25th August 2018

You will get to know how to use triads in a more practical sense. Not only is this a fun exercise for you to try, but it will also help you become familiar with creating triad chord progressions.

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Triad Exercise: I – IV – V

In this exercise we’ll be jumping between the I, IV, and V chords of A major, over the backing track provided. In the video I demonstrate this using all of the available inversions on strings 2 – 4 (D, G, and B).

I encourage you to explore this idea further yourself, and find different ways to play the I – IV – V progression across the other string sets. You can descend, ascend, both horizontally and vertically. The options are almost endless!

For the sake of consistency and familiarity, I encourage you to play the progression: I – IV – V – I. This will keep you in a 4/4 time signature, which is a very pleasant and easy one for humans to follow.