The Six Basic Triad Chord Patterns
Now let's see the major and minor chords separated into like groups. When I use the term "groups" , I mean major patterns and minor patterns. Notice that there are three major patterns and three minor patterns below. The third of a minor chord is one half step lower than the third on a major chord with the same root. Compare the Bb pattern to the Bbm pattern to see the difference between major and minor. Click the speakers to hear the difference. You can move these triad chords down the neck to play ALL major and minor triad chords with just these six patterns. I don't teach guitar "the Mel Bay way", but if you will follow the additional pages to be included in this project, you will see guitar simplified tremendously. To hear a chord, just click on its speaker image.