Diatonic Triad Chords

Diatonic Triad Chords


Triads in western music is derived from Major or Minor scales. The notes from either scales are usually built in thirds, or every other note if reading left to right. The Major Triad, Minor Triad, Diminished Triad, and Augmented Triad are the cornerstones of western music. 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 , and Diminished triads based on the C major scale. In the example below we will be explaining the diatonic triad chords in the key of C major.


The word Diatonic means relating to. So now knowing this, diatonic triad chords basically means 3 note chords that relate to a certain key. The chords that I have presented below are all the diatonic triad chords in the key of C major or (Diatonic to the key of C major).

 

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


In this video I will demonstrate diatonic triad chords in the key of D major and A major using string sets 1,2,3 also string sets 2,3,4 and string sets 3,4,5. As usual hope you enjoy this lesson.

Videos Below

Lesson 1

Diatonic Triad Chords Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Diatonic Triad Chords Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Diatonic Triad Chords Lesson 3

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