Diving back to triads in all positions. I don’t naturally grab these triads up the neck, but now is as good a time as any to start.
On to the top three strings. I’ve personally never spent enough time on the shapes on these strings, so this is a useful learning exercise, and hopefully sharing these proves helpful more broadly. I’ve certainly never noticed that barring the top three strings gives you a major sixth or that you have a useful, easy sus2 in most pentatonic boxes.
It’s time to move onto the triads on the first three strings. I’ve neglected learning these for far too long personally, so a good study of the major triads on 1/2/3 is warranted. It’s also probably time to start looking at the minor triads on both sets, which are easy to get to from their major counterparts.
One last useful triad on strings 2/3/4. We all probably know this one, though I’ve never looked for the extensions until now. Knowing how to alter this simple bar is a great tool.
This one shows up everywhere as well, and it’s very helpful to know your options when looking for embellishments.
The most frequent triad I grab is still this one. Adding extensions, suspending the third, or even dropping the root in favor of the maj. 7 all make this shape a lot more interesting than the basic 1/3/5.
These are probably the most useful major close position triads on the neck, or at least the ones I grab most frequently. I’ve been working through triads and spread triads to have a full range of them on tap as needed. Nothing fancy but worth committing to memory, particularly including the interval locations.