Guitar Chord Building - EONA 3 tone guitar chord is called a triad.
In this lesson, we will build the triads in C Major.
First let's review what we've covered so far...
The Major Scale pattern is 221-2221 (dial up the major scale).
2 = whole step & 1 = half step. On guitar, a whole step = 2 frets & one half step = 1 fret.
Here are some more points to remember about the major scale...
There are 7 tones in a Major scale; therefore, there are 7 triads (each tone becomes a root).
Lower Case Roman Numerals = minor chords [ii, iii, vi]
Lower Case Roman Numerals with a Degree sign [o] = diminished chords [viio]