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How to Play an E Minor Triad on Bass Guitar

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


E minor is made up of three notes:: E, G and B. Those notes are our root, our third and our fifth, and they get their names from their position in the E minor scale. In the case of E we have our low E, our third will be G, third fret on the E string, and then B, second fret on the A string. The second octave of our E minor triad will be E, second fret on the D string, open G, B on the D string ninth fret, and right next to it, E on the ninth fret of the G string. Here's our two octave E minor triad.

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