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How to Play a G Minor Triad on Bass Guitar

Learn how to play a G minor triad on the bass guitar from musician John Sutton in this online guitar lesson from Howcast.


The G-minor triad is made up of 3 notes: our root, our minor third, and our fifth. G-minor is G, B-flat, and D. Our low G is at the 3rd fret on the E-string. Our minor third is B-flat, first fret on the A-string. And we can use our open D-string for our fifth. Now, to play the 2nd octave, we start on the G that's our open string. We can play B-flat at 8th fret on the D-string. We can play D on the 7th fret on the G-string. We can get out high G on the 12th fret, the double dot, on the G-string. So now this is the 2 octave G-minor triad. And that's the G-minor triad on the electric bass.

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