Root Position Triads Play Along

Listen for the 1-2-3-4 count in click of the high-hat cymbals. That will tell you when to start and the tempo (how fast you can expect the pace of the music to be).


Again, this backing track is a simple audio recording of a bass and drums playing the same thing over and again. The bass plays the root notes of the chords we are practicing: A, D, A and E. The bass plays even 1/8th notes walking from chord to chord using notes of the A minor scale. Each chord gets two measures, making a total of 8 measures then repeating.


  • A minor for 2 measures

  • D minor for 2 measures

  • A minor for 2 measures

  • E minor for 1 measures, E major for 1 measure

  • Repeat!



    ||: Am | Am | Dm | Dm | Am | Am | Em | E :||


    ||: i | i | iv | iv | i | i | v | V :||


    The bass and drums outline a simple back beat pop-rock rhythm with a cymbal crash to mark the chord changes.


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