Diatonic triads in the key of C major on string set 234
Create diatonic triads in a major scale by just shifting the root of each triad down a diatonic second → 2 common tones.
Note the position of the root notes on strings set 234
- 1st inversion → root on upper (2nd) string
- 2nd inversion → root on middle (3rd) string
- root position → root on lower (4th) string
The video shows all diatonic triads in the key of C major on string set 234.
String 1 → String 4
Create diatonic triads on string set 234 by replacing the upper note of each triad of string set 123 with the same note on string 4 (-1 octave).
- 2nd inversion on 123 → 1st inversion on 234
- 1st inversion on 123 → root position on 234
- root position on 123 → 2nd inversion on 234
Same inversions on string set 123 and 234
Each diagram shows identical triads on string set 123 and 234. However they differ in tone quality due to gauge and length of the played strings.