Examples Stacked Triads
example 8 Here, we’re using an edited form of the previous stacked configurations. By removing the highest note on the third string for each triad on the fourth and third string-pair, we end up with a series of shapes that traverse all six strings comprising two different-sized triads and fit beautifully into a 16th-note count. This particular example starts in CaGed shape #1 and travels up through the various positions to #1 an octave higher.
example 9 Finally, we show that you don’t need to traverse all six strings in each position in order to create an effective musical idea using stacked triads. Here, we’re using two stacked triads in each position only. This example starts in CaGed shape #1 and moves up through #2 to #3 before finishing on a repeated rhythmic motif that spans both shapes #2 and 3. I do hope you have enjoyed this series and have begun to use triads musically in your own playing.