Diatonic Triad Chords with 3 Inversions

Diatonic Triad Chords with 3 Inversions


Triads in western music is derived from Major or Minor scales. The notes from either scales are usually built stacked in thirds, or every other note if reading left to right. The Major Triad, Minor Triad, Diminished Triad, and the Augmented Triad 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 , and Diminished triads based on the C Major scale.


The word Diatonic means relating to. The diatonic triad chords that I have presented below are all the triads 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 these videos 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 The diatonic triad chords will be presented in close proximity to each other for better understanding of inversions and also for a more smooth and stable transition. As usual hope you enjoy this lesson.

Videos Below

Lesson 1

Diatonic Triad Chords with Inversions Lesson 1 Grid 1
Diatonic Triad Chords with Inversions Lesson 1 Grid 2

Lesson 2

Diatonic Triad Chords with Inversions Lesson 2 Grid 1
Diatonic Triad Chords with Inversions Lesson 2 Grid 2

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