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How to Play an A Minor Triad on Bass Guitar

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

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The A minor triad will be made up of the root, 3rd and 5th, which refer to the root, 3rd note, and 5th note of the A minor scale. Our root will be A, our 3rd note of the A minor scale would be C, and the 5th note of the A minor scale will be E. We'll practice it by playing the A minor triad in two octaves. We play our open string A, C on the 3rd fret of the A string, E on the 2nd fret of the D string, and then A on the 7th fret of the D string, C on the 10th fret, E on the 9th fret of the G string, and then A at the 14th fret of the G string... And that's how to play the A minor triad on the bass guitar.

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