In the third lesson of this course, Simone shows us how to use 3 note triad chords to their fullest in funk music. Think major chords are boring and too easy, think again! You'll fall back in love with major chords after this lesson!
The basic idea behind triad chords is that you take the major chords and refine them to just the three notes you need - the 1st, 3rd and 5th. In a lot of barre chords or open chord, or even CAGED chord shapes, you are playing these notes more than once. In funk, we just need the three notes. It’s clean, it’s crisp, and it’s funky! We will focus on three really cool 3 string shapes in this lesson.
Below is the tab for the example track. You just repeat this round and round for the whole track, allowing you to really master these chord shapes.
If you would prefer to just dive straight in and play along with the audio tracks, they are here below. If you're really feeling confident, try with the backing track!