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How to Play a G Major Triad on Bass Guitar

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


G major triad is made up of 3 notes in the G major scale: the root, the 3rd and the 5th. In the case of G, G is our root, and B is our 3rd, and D is our 5th. Here's how to play the G major triad in 2 octaves on the electric bass. We'll start with G, 3rd fret on the E string. Now, we'll play B, 2nd fret on the A string. We can play our open D string and our open G string. Now, you can play with your 1st finger, B, 9th fret on the D string. Now, D, 12th fret on D string and G, 12th fret on the G string. Now, I'll play for you a 2 octave G major triad. And that's the G major triad on the electric guitar.

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