Diatonic triads in the key of C major on string set 135
The video shows all diatonic triads in the key of C major on string set 135.
Open voiced triads
Create diatonic open-voiced triads on string set 135 by replacing the middle note of each triad of string set 123 with the same note on string 5 (-1 octave).
Shifting the root
Create diatonic triads in a major scale by just shifting the root of each triad down a diatonic second.
All triads in all keys
Play open voiced triads on string set 135 in all other major keys:
Cmaj → Fmaj → Bbmaj → Ebmaj → Abmaj → Dbmaj → Gbmaj → F#maj → Bmaj → Emaj → Amaj → Dmaj → Gmaj → Cmaj
Update August 2016: Added free PDF – download Building Seventh Chords
Building seventh chords maj7 → dom7 → min7 → min7(b5) → dim7 by shifting one note of each seventh chord down a minor second. Pay attention to the identical dim7 chord shapes in all positions.
|maj7||1 3 5 7||A C# E G#|
|dom7||1 3 5 b7||A C# E G|
|min7||1 b3 5 b7||A C E G|
|min7(b5)||1 b3 b5 b7||A C Eb G|
|dim7||1 b3 b5 bb7||A C Eb Gb|
Building Seventh Chords | Amaj7 → Adim7
The chord diagrams in this Keynote presentation were created with the fonts Chords. No images or shapes were used.
Different String Sets
Try also other string sets such as 2345, 3456, 2346