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How to use

The Triads tool is based on the Chords tool and essentially uses its settings.

Build a triad

To build a triad,

  • click on the note button, to select the root note of the triad from the note circle.
  • click on the triad type you want to use.
  • activate the checkboxes accordingly to allow inversions of the triad
  • use the string slider to define the strings where you want to see the triads. You can limit the triad to a set of at least three strings. Click on the slider for the strings next to the buttons to change to other strings without changing the number of strings.

As a result, you’ll get:

  • The chord charts with fingerings for the triad. You can get the chord charts either in a horizontally scrollable gallery or a zoomable grid.
  • The Fretboard view shows the whole neck with all the triad positions.
  • Alternatively, you can use the overview button to see all fingerings in the overview screen.
  • The piano shows the labels for the notes of the selected triad according.

The labels of the notes are defined via the setting Fretboard info. Which fingerings are displayed essentially depends on your settings.

Worth knowing

  • As always, you can switch between any instrument and tuning.
  • A long click on a chord chart opens a menu to
    • Show chord details
    • Add the triad to the chord progression
    • Show the arpeggio
    • Show in the Fretboard Explorer
    • Add or remove from fingering favorites.
  • Triads can also be defined as fingering favorites. When you favor triad fingerings, they are added to the list of your ‘chord’ fingering favorites, this means that they are listed before all other fingerings, regardless of the sorting order.


The triads are built based on your chord and instrument settings with some differences:

  • The fingerings are always sorted by frets, but fingering favorites are preferred
  • The order of the notes in the fingerings must obey the order of the notes in the triad or its inversions

Additionally, there are two options in Triad settings:

  • Option to allow muted strings
  • Option to limit the notes of the triad to the range of one octave

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