Triad Chords You Didn’t Know Existed

Triad Chords You Didn't Know Existed


Triad Chords in western music are derived from Major or Minor scales. The notes from either scales are usually built by being stacked in thirds, or by every other note of the scale, if reading left to right. The Major Triad Chords, Minor Triad Chords, Diminished Triad Chords, and the Augmented Triad Chords are the cornerstone of western music and most chords, no matter how fancy, usually start with these four sets of chords. Below I have written out in text how to find Major, Minor, Augmented, and Diminished triads based on the C Major scale and the C Minor scale.

 

C  D  E  F  G  A  B      notes in red make up a C major chord   
   D  E  F  G  A  B  C       notes in red make up a D minor chord
      E  F  G  A  B  C  D       notes in red make up a E minor chord
         F  G  A  B  C  D  E       notes in red make up a F major chord     
            G  A  B  C  D  E  F       notes in red make up a G major chord     
               A  B  C  D  E  F  G       notes in red make up a A minor chord      
                  B  C  D  E  F  G  A        notes in red make up a B diminished chord


Below I have written out in text how to find Major, Minor, and Diminished triads based on the C Harmonic Minor scale.

 

C  D  Eb  F  G  Ab  B      notes in red make up a C minor chord   
   D  Eb  F  G  Ab  B  C       notes in red make up a D diminished chord
      Eb  F  G  Ab  B  C  D       notes in red make up a Eb augmented chord
          F  G  Ab  B  C  D  Eb       notes in red make up a F minor chord     
             G  Ab  B  C  D  Eb  F       notes in red make up a G major chord     
                Ab  B  C  D  Eb  F  G       notes in red make up a Ab major chord      
                    B  C  D  Eb  F  G  Ab        notes in red make up a B diminished chord


In this video I will demonstrate Major and Minor Triad Chords up and down the neck of the guitar as well as across the guitar. I will leave the diminished and augmented triad chords for another video. As usual hope you enjoy this lesson.


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