ExamplE1 Major Triads over a G rooT
Here we have the 12 possibilities of a major triad over a root note, starting with a G Major triad over a G root – G/G – then moving the G Major triad up the neck chromatically to get all 12 slash chords. The guitar has a very convenient G major triad on the open fourth, third and second strings: D-G-B (5th, root and 3rd GUITARof G major). TECHNIQUESThis is used for 2 our6 first4 six shapes (CAGED G shape or A shape). A CAGED D shape major triad is used for shapes 7-10 and a CAGED E shape major triad is used for shapes 11 and 12. The Type numbers (T1, T2 etc) relate to the type of slash chord rather than the CAGED position we normally use. If you want to develop this knowledge further, work out each slash chord (Types 1-12) in each of the five CAGED positions. Type 1 is easy as G/G is a G major chord. Once you’ve played all 12 versions, aim to commit their sound to memory and also see if you can spot their usage in your favourite music.