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arpeggios and triads??
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Hi-

 

I am taking lessons and my instructor introduced me to arpeggios (but was also calling them triads). For some reason...the concept is not making sense in my brain and I am struggling to figure out how to play them and use them. 

I took notes and now I don't understand what they mean..haha...here's what I wrote:

 

1, 5, 6, 4 (G, D, E, C) 

 

G: G, B , D

D: D, E#, A

E: E, G, B

C: C, E, G

 

Anyone who understands this...could you lead me to a link that help me understand what I'm trying to learn. I want to practice and have a good working understanding by our next lesson-- but that is proving difficult since I don't really understand. Bear in mind, I'm very new to this instrument! I took piano as a child and have *some* understanding of music theory...but translating that understanding to violin has been a little bit of a challenge. 

 

Any help appreciated! 🙂

 

Sarah

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Here you go.  I started learning chords so I had something for playing back up at a jam.key-chord-chart.jpgImage Enlarger

I condensed the information to have a cheat sheet at the actual jam session.

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Oh wait, do they add up to the chords?

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Ah!! Thank you!!!! That is super helpful! 

 

-Sarah

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Your cheat sheet has a few mistakes.
Recheck your B and E chords.

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Fiddlerman Thank you!!  Would that be B D# F ? and E G# B ? 

Luckily these are not used as much at jam.  I have yet to learn the guitar shapes for those chords!!!  When they are mentioned in a song I do the muted chop.

One area of progress - I am finally able to hear the need for a chord change or that there has been a change.

edited to change B D# F to B D# F#

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March 3, 2016 - 9:22 am
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With your edit, all is good. 🙂

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schaick very very cool charts. Thank you!

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