Exotic Sounds From Triad Pairs

Author: Tommaso Zillio

Sometimes you want to sound “conventional”.

You want to find the ‘right scale’, the ‘right arpeggio’, the ‘right note’…

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… let’s admit it. Most of the time we want to sound ‘conventional’.

This is what non-musician call ‘sounding good’. Like it or not, people like what they know. And they know what’s conventional.

But every now and then… we want to sound ‘different’.

Not “randomly different”: this always sounds bad. (Ok, not ‘always’ always. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. But the vast majority of times – it just sounds bad)

We still want to sound ‘good’ but ‘different’

And possibly… we do not want this to be too difficult for us.

I mean who wants to learn all the scale patterns for several different exotic scales? Raise your hands…


Thought as much.

So here are a few ideas to create ‘different’ sounds… using only a couple of triads:

If this is the first time you see how t create sounds with two triads…

… then this is a more introductory video:

And this other one will show you how to create variations that make even simple triads sound good:

Have fun!

About the Author

Tommaso Zillio is a prog rock guitarist and teacher with a passion for Music Theory applied to Guitar. To know more do not forget to subscribe to his youtube channel.

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