C Major Triads

Here is a diagram showing C Major triads on the E, B and G strings of the guitar.
A triad is a three note chord.
All of these triads consist of the C, E, and G notes.
As you move up the guitar fretboard you are playing different inversions of the C-E-G triads.
Notice the repeating patterns.
You should strive to move up the guitar neck fluidly through the triad patterns.
Learning triads is a wonderful way to become familiar with the fretboard and the chord structures within.

Guitar triad diagram
Guitar triads Tab
The next diagram shows the C Major triads on the B, G, and D strings. The notes from the high E string are faded to allow you to not only see the triads of note but also how the chord forms are structured. You should strive to play all of the triad forms up and down the fretboard and to recognize how the shape forms are repeated. The triads continue further up the neck and maintain the same basic shapes as shown below.
C triads for guitar
The triad climb up the strings continues with the next diagram and you can continue to see how these three notes populate themselves on the fretboard. Once you learn to move through these different triad positions, you will realize that these positions are moveable, just like your favorite bar chords. The advantage of a triad is typically the ease of fingering and getting a softer tonal bite from the notes. Choices and choices abound.
C triads for guitar
All C Major triads found on the fretboard in the first 13 frets of the guitar fretboard. You should try to move through all of the various triad forms up the neck, recognize the patterns, make some pleasantly toned music, and have some fun.
C Major triads