Course description:

This extensive video course explores the four triad types (Augmented, Major, Minor, & Diminished) on the four adjacent string sets (321, 432, 543, 654), and also includes voice-leading exercises through the Cycle of Fourths in Major, Melodic Minor, & Harmonic Minor. 

Guided improvisations using two-string permutations, & patterns that examine the entire fret-board, are also included.

Though this course includes music theory, its primary focus is on the practicalities of recognizing, memorizing, & applying triadic harmony, in all keys & positions, on the guitar.

Ear-training & improvisation are strongly emphasized.

What's included?

  • Video Lessons

    4K videos with multiple camera angles. Speed controls for convenient practicing, checking fingering solutions, etc.

  • PDF Notation & TAB

    Hundreds of pages of PDFs with standard notation & TAB, text explanations, & fret-board diagrams.

  • Interactive Forums

    Discussion forums are included for each course chapter. Dan will personally reply and clarify any point in question

Course objectives:

Triads are one of the most productive investments of your practice time, regardless of style, genre, or level.

Expanding into harmonized scales & chord cycles will provide a strong foundation for mastery of the harmonic progressions found in any genre.

Your reading, aural skills, and technique will continually improve if you integrate triad inversions & harmonized scales through chord cycles into your daily practice; the course closes with a detailed six-week practice plan to show you how. 

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Augmented Triad Forms

  • 3

    Major Triad Forms

    • C Major Triad Forms: 321

    • C Major Triad Forms: 432

    • C Major Triad Forms: 543

    • C Major Triad Forms: 654

    • C Major Triad Forms: Entire Neck

    • Discussion: Major Triad Forms

  • 4

    Minor Triad Forms

    • C Minor Triad Forms: 321

    • C Minor Triad Forms: 432

    • C Minor Triad Forms: 543

    • C Minor Triad Forms: 654

    • C Minor Triad: Entire Neck

    • Discussion: Minor Triad Forms

  • 5

    Diminished Triad Forms

    • C Diminished Triad Forms: 321

    • C Diminished Triad Forms: 432

    • C Diminished Triad Forms: 543

    • C Diminished Triad Forms: 654

    • C Diminished Triad: Entire Neck

    • Discussion: Diminished Triad Forms

  • 6

    Harmonized Scales & Voice-Leading Through the Cycle: Major Triads, All String Sets

    • Introduction to Harmonized Scale Theory & Voice-Leading & String Set 321:

    • String Set 432:

    • String Set 543:

    • String Set 654:

    • Harmonized Scales & Voice-Leading Through the Cycle: Major Triads, All String Sets

  • 7

    Harmonized Scales & Voice-Leading Through the Cycle: Melodic Minor Triads, All String Sets

    • Introduction to Harmonized Scale Theory & Voice-Leading & String Set 321:

    • String Set 432:

    • String Set 543:

    • String Set 654:

    • Harmonized Scales & Voice-Leading Through the Cycle: Melodic Minor Triads, All String Sets

  • 8

    Harmonized Scales & Voice-Leading Through the Cycle: Harmonic Minor Triads, All String Sets

    • Introduction to Harmonized Scale Theory & Voice-Leading & String Set 321:

    • String Set 432:

    • String Set 543:

    • String Set 654:

    • Harmonized Scales & Voice-Leading Through the Cycle: Harmonic Minor Triads, All String Sets

  • 9

    ​A Systematic Approach to Practicing Triads & Harmonized Scales in All Keys: 36-Day Training Cycle & Course Outro

    • 36-Day Training Cycle Explanation & Course Outro

    • Day 1

    • Day 2

    • Day 3

    • Day 4

    • Day 5

    • Day 6

    • Day 7

    • Day 8

    • Day 9

    • Day 10

    • Day 11

    • Day 12

    • Day 13

    • Day 14

    • Day 15

    • Day 16

    • Day 17

    • Day 18

    • Day 19

    • Day 20

    • Day 21

    • Day 22

    • Day 23

    • Day 24

    • Day 25

    • Day 26

    • Day 27

    • Day 28

    • Day 29

    • Day 30

    • Day 31

    • Day 32

    • Day 33

    • Day 34

    • Day 35

    • Day 36

    • ​Discussion: ​A Systematic Approach to Practicing Triads & Harmonized Scales in All Keys: 36-Day Training Cycle & Course Outro