We would play:
• On A, the chord tones of A (A C# and E)
• On D, the chord tones of D (D F and A)
Check out @4:17
for a demonstration
Even with just playing chord tones it already sounds cool and melodic, but this is where it gets tricky; you need to be able to play those chord tones everywhere on the fretboard. This is where you'll need your theory, and in case you don't know how, here is another lesson where I teach you how to find any note everywhere on the neck!!
Anyway, for the sake of today's lesson, even if you don't know how to do that, don't worry; we can simply use the chord shapes to find our triads
• Open chords.
• Any barre chord shape you might know works!
• Feel free to use any inversion. (Same chord, but the notes are in a different order)
• All you need to know is at least one shape for every chord!!
Check @5:18 for a quick run through a couple of different chord shapes you can use.
Note: You can look at the chord tones as being triads, chords, or arpeggios they're practically the same thing
After doing that, half of the work is done! All we must do now is just stick to those notes and use them to solo over each chord on the track, so pick up your guitars and let's go!