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This is how to play an A-flat minor or a G-sharp minor triad on electric bass. I'm going to talk about it in terms of A-flat minor. The 3 notes that are going to be in our triad are A-flat, B (which is our minor third), and E-flat (which is our fifth). In this case A-flat is our root and we're going to start by finding it at the 4th fret on the E-string. Our minor third is B; the 2nd fret of the A-string. And our fifth is E-flat; 1st fret on the D-string. Now we can find our other A-flat at sixth fret on the D-string. To go into our 2nd octave we play B, the 9th fret, we play E-flat on the 8th fret of the G-string, and we can go up to our 13th fret for A-flat. So here is the 2 octave A-flat minor triad. So that's the A-flat minor or G-sharp minor triad on the electric bass.