#1
I've read numerous guides, multiple times, and I'm apparently a bit thick

I can understand the 1 - 3- 5 major triads, and how this relates to the major scale, but I still don't see how I apply this to the fretboard...for example:

C
x32010 = 1st 3rd 5th 1st 3rd

But how do I know to use the open strings and to mute the low E from this formula? How do I work out that the 1st and 3rd have to be repeated? I bet it's obvious and I'm just dumb....
#2
Basically a major chord is any 1 3, and 5 from the major scale. That is the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes from the scale. You play these notes together and you've got a major chord. If that is what your asking, I don;t really get your question.
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#3
You don't have to repeat any of them. It's just that if you do, it sounds fuller and louder, as you're using more strings.
#5
Quote by Riot Act
You know to not play the E because its not a 1, 3, or 5. And it sucks when you play it.


Oh quite the contrary. E is the 3. But it being lower than the root makes it sound bad. Its an inversion that way.
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#6
Quote by GD_GC
Oh quite the contrary. E is the 3. But it being lower than the root makes it sound bad. Its an inversion that way.


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#7
Quote by blue_strat
You don't have to repeat any of them. It's just that if you do, it sounds fuller and louder, as you're using more strings.

So anything under 1 3 or 5 can be played, it's just a matter of how it sounds, same with the other triads.

Good stuff, thanks guys!