Augmented Triad Inversions

This lesson concludes our study of closed position triad inversions. I hope that you can see the benefits of this type of study.

If you have gone through all of the triad studies in this series you have certainly opened up a whole new avenue for your playing.

You can use these triads as the basis for improvisational ideas as well as to build larger chord and arpeggio ideas.

Try to continue working with these triads everyday until you become fluent with them, because in the near future there will be some lessons showing you how to use them in your playing in all of the ways mentioned before.

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Augmented Triad Inversions

Related Lessons

Major Triad Inversions Lesson

Minor Triad Inversions Lesson

Diminished Triad Inversions Lesson


  1. p r on March 14, 2013 at 2:01 am

    It’s easy to find a use for the major/minor triads (and they sound great!) – when would one use the augmented and diminished forms?

    • Carl Brown on March 14, 2013 at 6:31 am

      The augmented and diminished forms are used most often in minor keys. However, when using chord substitution you can find plenty of spots to use them no matter what type of key major/minor you are using.

      Experiment replacing the major chord in a progression with an augmented triad, or try replacing a dominant chord with a diminished triad and use your ear to decide whether you like the results or not. 🙂

  2. p r on March 15, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Ok, thanks for the tip. Finding an actual use for these forms should help to cement them into my long-term memory.

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