#1
So I was looking over this lesson

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/what_chords_are_in_what_key_and_why.html

And I came up with a question. If a C major triad is made up of the intervals 1, 3 and 5, then how would I go about playing it exactly? Because aren't the intervals 3 and 5 on the same string? Are triads even meant to be played like a chord? Or played separately?


I could be totally missing the point but I'm a real noob to this. So any help is appreciated.
#2
u just play em on a diff string. there is more than one 3rd. if u have a 24 fret guitar u have 12 of each note so use the strings.
#3
chord. if you have something that tells you 2nd fret, 6th fret, and 10th fret on the e string, play 2nd fret on e, 1st on a, and open d. all the notes are still the same.
#5
A C major triad is made up of the 1 3 5 of the C major scale (C, E and G) so you just play those 3 notes for it to be C major.

 C Major Chord
e|--0(E)-------
B|--1(C)-------
G|--0(G)-------
D|--2(E)-------
A|--3(C)-------
E|-------------


Or if you play the notes separately you can play a C major triad arpeggio.


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Last edited by Guitar_Dan_666 at Aug 15, 2008,