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