Seriously - if you're playing along with another guitar player - this lesson will help you find something different to play. Puh-lease don't play exactly the same thing - unless you're specifically trying to play in unison!
Triads are cool because once you get the hang of them, you can easily throw them in anywhere to spice up your playing. Additionally, they are in a higher register than the open chords, so they'll cut through the noise of the band without turning up your volume.
In this particular video the triads I showed are based on the open D and open Dm chord patterns. For example:
6-5-4-3-2-1 (String number)
Where X means you don’t play that string, and numbers indicate the fret position. As I move these chords up the fretboard, I simply stop playing the 4th string as well.
Watch Major Triads on Youtube