Bass Lesson: Expand Your Fretboard with Major Triads

In this new lesson, we’ll break down the concepts of utilizing triads in expanding your fretboard knowledge and control. We’ll explore triad inversions, different fingerings and using triads as target notes to achieve this goal.

The video starts with a demonstration of a solo over a G Major chord. I’m playing a G Major triad. A triad is of course a three note chord.

For you gear heads out there, I’m playing a Jay Turser Beatle bass copy with some old round wound strings which came with the bass. I’m running a TC Electronic RH450 head through a RS410 cabinet.

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  1. Is that bass a Jay Turser? I have one and it sounds nice.

  2. very thorough, I always learn a lot watching your videos, even if it’s something I already know I gain a deeper understanding after watching you.

  3. another good tech. review


  5. Great lesson to start with the Basics of triads.

  6. Steven Lohring

    No matter how advanced I think my playing is, DK always shows me a different way of conceptualizing something I already know. Thanks, MDK.