This lesson will demonstrate triad arpeggios in the key of A minor on the bass guitar.
Just a brief explanation on triads - Triads are 3 note chords built by stacking 3rds. You have a Major 3rd and minor 3rd. A Major 3rd is 2 hole steps (4 frets apart) and a minor 3rd is 1 1/2 steps (3 frets apart).
For example, if you are on the 1st fret and go up a Major 3rd you will end up on the 5th fret. If you wish to go down a minor 3rd from the 10th fret you'll end up on the 7th fret.
An arpeggio is playing the notes of a chord one at a time.
This lesson will show just one of many many ways to play these arpeggios. Here they are tabbed out:
Check out the following video to see and hear these arpeggios, as well as a demonstration on how they can help you create more interesting bass lines:
John Taylor - guitar and bass instructor for Mile High Shred.