Major Triads Exercise
For the sake of getting down this concept of triads I want you to pick out the triad for the following major chords.
To do this, I want you to count out the notes, 1st 3rd and 5th, using the first mode of the given key.
CHORD: F Major
ANSWER: F A C = F Major triad/chord
Again, F, A and C will be the only notes in an F Major chord:
Let’s look at another one.
CHORD: A Major
ANSWER: A C# E
So A, C# and E are the notes that make an A Major Chord:
Let’s continue. Again, using the 1st mode, count out the 1st, 3rd and 5th to discover what makes a D Major chord.
CHORD: D Major
ANSWER: D F# A
D F# A = D Major Chord
Let’s do one more.
CHORD: G Major
ANSWER: G B D
G B D = G Major Chord
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