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Triads Overview

When we play more than one note at a time, that is called a Chord.

A Triad is a special type of chord that has three notes in it.

The first step in forming a triad is to choose a starting note from a scale, which we call the Root.


Then, counting up, we choose the 3rd and 5th notes above it.

Basically, we just grab every other note.

For example, in a C Major Scale we would choose C, E, G.



The notes in the chord are called “Root”, “Third”, and “Fifth”.

This is because they are the First, Third, and Fifth notes from the scale.

Everything is named according to how it lines up with the Major Scale